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Well, thankfully, with the help from some friends (okay and some professionals), we have figured out a way to work with the poor choice/threat I made for Kate regarding her “no thank you bite” and “trick or treating”. After trying two new things, unknowingly, and of her choice, we told her that it was great that she tried (apple cider and a peanut butter, jelly and cheese sandwich – NOTE: these were her requests, not mine) new foods and she could go trick or treating with us. Hey, as hokey as it is, it was so DUMB of me (I hear Reilly in my head right now saying “bad word Mom, that’s not nice”) to put something in front of her that I wasn’t willing to do AND that was so huge that she wanted to make her own choice and be in control. Anyway, lesson learned, at least for me!

Her VERY thoughtful brother just pushed this note under my door, I though you might like to see it.

Trik or Treet

Trik or Treet

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Well, I’m feeling a bit defeated in my efforts with broadening our menu of foods. Last night should have been simple, Potatoes au’Gratin. They each were to eat one piece of potato, that’s it. We put a scoop on each plate with some chicken and didn’t really talk about it until the discovery process began. First it was Reilly, what is this? Then it was Kate, I don’t like that. So… it began… some of the things discussed were: Potatoes are what french fries are made of, don’t these look like a chip, they have cheese on them – you like cheese. Sadly, it ended with one projective vomit across the table (beverage) followed by a digested piece of potato au’gratin and a prompt “no thank you”. Secondly a stubborn child who is now not going trick or treating. I am not sure how to take back that stupid threat that I made because I want her to trick or treat. I have nothing left in my bag of tricks to negotiate with her and I question whether or not I should have been doing the “if… then” all along. Shad and I need to go back and find a way to work with her personality, it is so vastly different than her brothers. <sigh>

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Kate had a tough time at dinner. She was testing the “No Thank You” bite clause. She is a stubborn one and has a mind of her own. Here, dressed as Tinkerbell, long before bedtime, her fatigue got the best of her and she just passed out.

Tink Passes Out

Tink Passes Out

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