Dinner in our house is not so much meal as an ongoing negotiation. They go like this:
Us: Eat your chicken nuggets please
Little dude: Cheese? (note: cheese is in our salads)
Us: Eat two chicken nuggets and you can have some cheese
Little dude: Grabs a nugget “MMMMMM” pushes away plate “Cheese”
Us: Eat another nugget and you can have more cheese.
Repeat until no more cheese
Little dude: Fruit?
Us: Eat your carrots and you can have fruit.
Little dude: grabs carrot “MMMMMM” pushes plate a way “Fruit?”
and it continues, and continues, and well you get the point.
It should also be noted that chicken nuggets can be replaced with any of the following: noodles, sandwich, quesadilla, or mac and cheese. Fruit can be replaced with, well, more fruit.
But hey, at least he’s eating right?