New research has revealed that parents are more than likely to offer more than one choice at the dinner table for their children.
The survey, carried out by Flora Cuisine, revealed that 34% of parents cook up to three different meals a night for their small ones in order to cater for all the different tastes.
I could understand that if I was running a bed and breakfast, or a fancy hotel with paying guests.
For the family mealtime though?! Not so much.
Talk about making work for yourself. Whatever happened to the old fashioned adage “If you don’t like it, lump it?!”
As a child, that worked perfectly fine for me, and it’s working perfectly fine as a rule nowadays, too.
If we’re having chilli con carne, for example, which we all love apart from the 8 year old, then he’s perfectly entitled to sit there and pick out all his kidney beans if he so wishes. That’s entirely up to him. He’s not getting a different tea to the rest of us though, if he doesn’t want to eat it, then that’s up to him!
Likewise with the 4 year old and shepherds pie.
“Eat up, that’s what the tea is, and if you don’t like it, never mind. You’ll be the hungry one!”
Is anyone else harsh like me?! Or do you cook a multitude of different dishes, each catered to your child’s and/or partner’s different tastes?!