Another Food Post.

I dread these necessary-for-accuracy-but-totally-boring food posts.

The following is a list of food purchased specifically for the ToddlerMonster in June. She does eat OTHER food. In fact, the following is mostly a list of foods offered to and refused by the ToddlerMonster. (Except the fish. We don’t buy extra steak or chicken for her but we buy extra fish because she eats so much fish.)

  • penguin crackers $1.49, $1.49, $1.49
  • frozen pizza $2.29, $3.79
  • frozen french fries $1.89
  • blueberries $1.79, $1.79, $4.99, $3.99, $3.79
  • string cheese $1.79, $1.79
  • strawberries $1.29, $1.29 (Aldi price!!)
  • freeze dried strawberries $1.29
  • freeze dried bananas $1.29
  • oatmeal cereal bar cookies $1.49, $1.49
  • organic rainbow baby carrots $1.69
  • animal cookies $1.29
  • pineapple bits $0.89
  • m&m’s $1
  • peaches $2.98
  • melon slices $2.99
  • bananas $1.74, $1.48, $0.87
  • apples $3.99, $4.99
  • Trader Joe’s mac & cheese $2.99, $2.99, $2.99
  • Trader Joe’s apple bars $1.99, $1.99
  • Trader Joe’s blueberry bars $1.99
  • Trader Joe’s strawberry bars $1.99
  • SO MANY POPSICLES $4.69, $469, $4.69, $4.69
  • eggs $4.99
  • salmon $8
  • sea bass $6
  • Caesar salad $4.99
  • Kid’s pasta at Busboys and Poets $6
  • side of fries at Busboys and Poets $5
  • Angelico Pizzeria cheese slice $3, $3, $3
  • Chik-fil-A kids meal $3.39, $3.75, $3.39
  • Kid’s chicken and fries at Boardwalk Fries $4.99
  • french fries at Five Guys $4.19
  • kids meal at McDonalds $2.99, $2.99
  • spring rolls at T.H.A.I. $5.99
  • spring rolls and fried rice at Peter Changs $2.50
  • Robek’s smoothie $4.99, $4.99, $4.99
  • kleenex in a Moana box $1.99*

Not on the list because it is free: mama’s milk.

I have no idea what is up with this new nursing all day, erry day thing that she has going on now. Maybe she’s trying to kick it retro?

Babystar was basically day-weaned, and then the two year molars showed up and everything changed. She wants milk ALL OF THE TIME. I was using the ‘don’t ask, don’t offer’ method of gentle weaning, but apparently just my existence in the world is a reminder that I have milk. And that she wants the milk nownownow.

MAYDAY MAYDAY: To those of you out there that successfully weaned a toddler with little to no tears, HOW did you do it? I have exactly zero ideas. I have googled. I have asked friends. I have googled some more. I have asked the doctor. I got nothing. Please help.


*Yes, I know that this isn’t food but it was purchased at the grocery store and once she saw it, she HAD TO HAVE IT, and we didn’t feel like fighting that particular battle. Kleenex is at least useful. It could have been, like, Moana paper plates or something else that we really don’t use at home.






8 thoughts on “Another Food Post.

  1. Nursing increase is totally normal at this age. Stay busy, get out of the house, and never sit down. I nursed a few months short of 3 and would have kept going but work/nap conflicts made weaning happen before both of us were ready.

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          1. Good, just checking. I think we get told a lot that it’s just cause we are parents. I’m 32, wallace was born when I was 27, and I used to bike commute, full time nanny, and go dancing. Then I couldn’t get out of bed without extreme pain and I knew it wasn’t normal. I think we don’t give parents and ourselves enough credit.

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  2. Holy crap! You should subtotal the food bill for the month. That has to be $100, right???
    Oy, I’m sorry for you about the nursing, since it sounds like you want it to be done. You’re lucky to still have milk! I weaned both girls at 15m/16m because I just ran out of milk. They stopped gradually without a problem because I think they just were thirsty for milk and realized nothing was coming out of the boob. I have a feeling kids end up all weaning themselves, and if they want milk they will scream until they get it .. .:( I could be wrong, but that seems the easiest route at least.

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    1. Yes, I was hoping she would wean herself. It seems the kindest way. And she totally seemed ON HER WAY. But now she’s back to nursing with a vengeance.
      I still want her to have some control in the process. But I think my family (and maybe myself, I am not sure) is really over the ‘spectacle’ of mom nursing the toddler in public all day long. Society can be a jerk. 🙁

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      1. :-/ Sometimes it’s just a phase. At least I hope so for you….

        You know, you’re right – society is getting better at accepting public nursing of a baby, but people think a toddler shouldn’t be nursing. I don’t think people realize what the WHO recommendation is! I say f*** ’em. Do what you need to do!

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