Saturday, June 26, 2010

my son has a habit..

 June Challenge (#26)

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*

10 comments:

Alee said...

lol @ this post. poor kid!

Supastarrr said...

lmao homie's ADDICTED. you, him, & the doctor need to have an intervention for that expensive habit.

Isis said...

he's gonna grow out of it, but you might have to be a lil more forceful in getting him to "try" things. i wasn't a picky eater, but all kids have their particularities...i do remember my lil cousin though, he hated eating anything except junk...when people kept all those things from him and he got hungry...he started eating real food.

★Starrla Monae☆ said...

LOL! My godson is a picky eater. He used to not eat meat but now that's all he wants. He still doesn't eat fruits or vegetables but wants all the cake, cookies, & popsicles in the world. Anytime he's with me I only have fruit so his greedy behind won't beg for any. Mean? Probably! LOL =)

Monique said...

You might as well be buying baby formula again. LOL That stuff adds up. I wish I had some advice but my little one is going on 2 and he will eat almost anything you put in front of him.

sunshinestar110 said...

I wish i had some knowledge to drop on you for this problem but I don't. My god son was a picky eater but he just woke up one morning and started eating maybe that will happen for you. matter of fact i will pray it happens for you cuz just like Monique said its just like you buying baby formula

jazzyjaz said...

I had that same problem with my son awhile back and I listened to the doctors telling me not to force him to eat but I didn't want him to be 16yrs old living off of an liquid diet and stuff. So in order for him to have sure i would make him eat something first. I would say ok you can have your "sure" but u have to eat a lil bit of______ first then u can have it. The first couple of times it didn't work but when he got hungry enough he gave in and would eat a lil bit and they drink his life away. Over time would add more food to the mix so his belly would be a little bit fuller so he wouldn't want the sure and after a couple of months it worked. he may drink one every once in a while but no that often. Buying that stuff can be an expensive habit something had to i've so I'm glad i found a way. i felt like I had a newborn baby all over again with all this stuff in my fridge.


Good luck with it!! its going to be a hard battle!! lol

» Gia said...

too cute!

tha unpretentious narcissist© said...

@alee: poor kid? what about poor me? lol. he does not have a job. he is NOT paying for this "sure". nor is he being commanded day in & out to go get it.

@supastarrr: i'm saying. i'm about to tell his doctor she's gonna have to start paying for this shit, cause it's her fault. the second he started NOT eating, i was trying to enforce he ate something.

@isis: yea i know, i just want him to grow out of it now. i feel bad sending him to school with the damn "sure" because i know it's at the teacher's discretion to give it to him. and i know when i go to pick him up he's craving for that "sure" like a crackhead like he's starving. wish he'd just eat some food so i'd know at least he was getting stuff when he's not with me or his mom. yanno how people consider themselves "breaking a bad habit" for you.

@starrla monae: but this is the thing. he was eating everything. he just stopped. he was eating veggies & fruit like a vegetarian. he preferred it to meat. then him and his mama would eat pancakes, eggs, sausage every morning. i'd tell her she was trying to make my son one of those fat kids from maury. then he just stopped. he'll still do fruit. he loves cherries, grapes, and blueberries. but he just won't do any other food cause "sure" is his food of choice. the same flavor. every meal.

@monique: it's exactly like buying baby formula. and he wants it like you have to buy it for a baby. i have to go out late at night if i know i don't have any for him in the morning. he won't drink anything else. i can't give him juice, milk, nothing...if he wants that damn "sure" that's all he wants. like i said at 2..he was eating. after 2. his ass was a "sure" fiend.

@sunshinestar110: yea, he needs to wake up. hear his stomach growling. and realize he needs food instead of liquid. cause i know he be starving. he just wants more "sure" to satisify his hunger. and i'll be dammned if he gets up to a damn 6 pack a day. lol.

@jazzyjaz: trust me. i try that too. he refuses to eat. he will just starve. he'll cry, then he'll go lay down and not eat. or he'll go get some junk and eat that. he'll eat crackers, cheese, cookies, whatever he can find. but he will NOT eat food. not real food. i'd feel like i had a baby if i could keep that damn "sure" in the fridge. he drinks so much i NEVER have any spare "sure".

@gia: you want to feed him? cute wears off the first time you have to get up and go out and get some. lol

Beyond Danielle said...

yup it's a habit, only because it's sweet and taste like milkshake, then the dr. said it's okay and you supply it. but he does have to get nutrition