This kid refuses to eat if he doesn't want to. It doesn't matter what we do to make dinnertime intriguing for him. It doesn't matter that we promise him dessert if he finishes his dinner. It doesn't matter if we all eat, clean up, and leave the room. He still won't budge. If he doesn't want it, nobody can do a thing about it. Now, sometimes, he goes wild for the dinner I'm making. He loves tacos and Parmesan chicken and sausage and eggs. Other times, if he's not sure, he'll ask "Momma, did I love this before?" I always say "Yes", even if it's something he has never had. Why jinx things?
Oh, but he sure can sneak food if he is hungry. It doesn't matter the punishment he gets. If he wants something, he'll do it and accept the consequences. STUBBORN! Now where did he get that from?