my son, doesn't believe in eating. the only thing he "eats" is this damn pediasure shit. and actually he's not even eating that, cause it's liquid. it's this liquid nutrient drink that pretty much gives children the things they are missing by being a picky eater.
we started giving him this when we first started noticing his ass wouldn't eat shit. it started off slow. when he was a baby, he ate all the baby food. he was eating corn, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes..random shit i don't even eat. then he started hating apple sauce. how the hell do you hate apple sauce? then he started examining his food. if it had any sauce or any imperfection he would not eat it. then one day he just stopped eating or trying food. i spoke to his doctor, and she told me not to force him to eat. my own bitterness even in grown man state towards my father for making me sit at the table and eat shit i didn't want or like flashed back in my head. so i decided he'd just come around after a while. this dude is 4 years old..and besides spaghetti noodles, waffles, fruit & french fries. he won't eat anything but junk. cookies, chips, popcorn, pop tarts...
now the doctor is like, try to make him "try" things. i'm saying lady, at this point he has it in his mind he's NEVER eating nothing but this damn pediasure. which, as he gets older..it's not filling him up the same. so, dude is on 4 bottles a day. seriously. i still try to make him eat other things. he has the option. and he picks over things all day. but what he wants is this damn pediasure. "sure", what he calls it. "i want some sure daddy..". he goes and gets it. if i put it on the top shelf of the fridge. he drags a chair and gets it. he climbs on the shelf and gets it. he finds where i'm hiding it and gets it. he ONLY likes the vanilla. so i messed up and bought some berry sure. he looked at the bottle, looked at me. he grabbed it and said, "no, berry sure...nilla sure". so i paid him no mind. put that berry sure in a cup and gave it to him. he brought it back, and said, "no daddy...nilla sure. i don't want berry sure". needless to say, i had to go back to the store and buy him some damn "nilla sure". do you know that shit is like $10 a 6pack. so let's do the math...
4 a day X 7 days a week = 28 bottles
28 bottles / 6 in a pack = 4.66 (round to 5 packs)
5 packs x $10 = $50 a week
for damn pediasure. i have to give a pack to his teacher at school every week. i have to have a pack at my mom's house. if he goes anywhere he has to have some. he is too young to be addicted to something and have a $50 a week habit. *calling intervention*