Feeding him are times when I get confused as to which road to go. Because if I were to follow his pattern growing up, the main reason why Raiyan always refuses to eat is because he doesn’t want to stop whatever he is doing and move to the dinner table. Even the act of chewing his food seems to take up such an incredible amount of effort by him. But I know this to be the reason because every time we successfully coax him to finally eat, he would always clean his plate.
Simultaneously, there are times however when he does look genuinely full and so there have been occasions when even after successful coaxes, he is not able to finish his meal.
So that’s why his latest act has really thrown me off and has made me feel completely unsure as to what to do next. NOW, whenever we ask him to eat, he would say
“But I don’t want to eat, because I am full. My stomach feels funny and otherwise I get stomach ache. Look at my stomach. It’s full!”
The thing is I know that half of what he’s saying, he got it from me cause he heard me saying it just last week when I suffered my bout of diarrhea. So I can’t help thinking he’s just using it to get out of eating not because he’s really full but because it’s due to his usual reason of not wanting to shift from his present activity. I also think that he can’t be full since he hasn’t eaten anything for the last 2 hours.
BUT, on the other hand, I also think that maybe he really IS full even though he hasn’t eaten for 2 hours and I shouldn’t compare a little boy’s stomach to mine. I’m so confused!!
And one last thing, I have no idea how to really describe what a stomach ache feels like because for now, I don’t believe that he really does have a stomach ache. I think I might just run through the Boy who cried wolf story with him later!
Sorry this post had me going round in circles! It’s just me venting my frustrations with Raiyan and his meals that has been going on for the past week.. I hope it will pass soon!