The Dorian Diet

Posted on October 2, 2008 - Filed Under Kids |

Know what Dorian had for lunch today? Half a lime, two bites of tortilla, a bite of rice and a bite of carrot. That`s it. And the lime? I had to squeeze the juice onto his tongue. At least he`s getting vitamin C, right?

Lately, despite my attempts to be totally laid back with the whole food deal, the kid just hasn`t been eating. He`ll munch on a couple of raisins for a snack, ask for a whole banana, but just nibble on the skin instead of eating it, or simply drink a cup of water for his meal. It`s driving me insane. I`m basically cooking for two people right now because Dante has drastically dropped his eating amount, as well.

Despite his non-eating, Dorian will literally freak out when I start to cook something, claiming he`s extremely hungry and needs food RIGHT NOW! But when I give it to him . . . nothing. :S I`m so confused! Is it just a psychological thing that makes him demand food when he isn`t going to eat it?

We`ve also realized that smooth textures make him gag and even vomit. Like yogurt. Or pureed squash, both of which used to be favorites of his. He still loves the taste, but can`t handle the texture. Which seems a little weird to me since he had no issues with that before! Anyway. I know it`s probably just a stage (Oh please let it be a short one!), but I do worry sometimes anyway.


5 Responses to “The Dorian Diet”

  1. burntofferings (Bernie) on October 2nd, 2008 8:15 pm

    You poor thing… I STILL go through stages when I want to eat specific items… NEver veges though!!!! :)

    Good luck, and I too hope it is a short ’stage’ for you…

  2. Connie on October 3rd, 2008 3:45 am

    Our kids (5 and 7) still go through eat and not eat stages. There’ll be times when I’d swear the kids only got nutrition from air because they aren’t eating. Then other times they’ll eat double what I would, and ask for more 10 minutes later! We’re in a ‘not eat’ phase now. It’s confusing!

  3. Jessica K on October 3rd, 2008 2:18 pm

    Can I be the nervous nelly here and make a suggestion? I would kind of worry just because of his history of tummy problems. Especially the gagging/vomiting and the demanding food then not eating it. I dunno, I tend to worry sometimes…

  4. Expat Mom on October 3rd, 2008 2:51 pm

    Yeah, I`m keeping a close eye on him just in case. The thing is, he`ll eat like mad for a while (as long as it`s not pureed anything) and then not eat for several days. :S If he doesn`t start eating again shortly, though, he`ll be seeing the doctor. :)

  5. Michele Pineda on October 3rd, 2008 6:07 pm

    my daughter Dejanera still does the same thing, some days she will be just STARVED, and other days hardly anything. I don’t know what is up with that, but my son Demetrio had the same issues and he completely grew out of that and into a hungry eating me out of house and home teenage boy. I do love reading your blog, it has been my dream to go to Guatemala and visit the hubbys family, but I am terrified…and after today’s incident (posted on my blog) I just don’t know. your kids are adorable, both of mine have Guates for daddies too. (Demetrio’s dad is my ex hubby) Here in Maine, no chiles rellenos or tamales… so have one for me! And your dog, omg those blue eyes are gorgeous! I told Jose to get me one when he goes to Guate for Semana Santa next year, lol. But don’t think ICE would let him thru with a dog. Hope you keep bloggin about life in Guate, because I love reading about it!

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