Type 1 diabetes goes against everything our momma's taught us when we were kids. Yes, we were expected to clean our plates. However, did your mom ever make something else if you wouldn't eat what was for dinner. No! Absolutely not! That was taboo in the circle of Momhood. I know I heard "you will eat your dinner, or you can have that exact plate for breakfast. Then you can have it for lunch." Unfortunately, we don't have that luxury as parents of a type 1 child. When my child refuses to eat what we make, there are consequences. Which is better? Sticking to you principles and testing to find a blood sugar of 41, or giving in to the terrorist and having your "because I said so" lose credibility?
My son hates breakfast. That is a strong statement, but true nonetheless. He will not eat eggs. He's not a fan of waffles. Cereal is like pulling teeth. He likes "Daddy's" pancakes, but I only make them on Saturday. We have tried to make them ahead of time and reheat them, but he won't do that either. Milk, sausage, and sometimes yogurt. That's it! You can't fight it! He has to eat something because it is the start of the day. How do you get around it. I would love to know. I really don't want to be those parents that give my kid hot dogs for breakfast because it is the only thing he will eat. I am hoping it is just a frustrating phase that will be over soon. Holding my breath.