I Can Cook, Too
Submitted by pandoora
I don't cook. I feel horribly guilty about it. Maybe it's my Italian heritage. When my daughter was younger, I cooked every night. I hated doing it, but I did it because I wanted to be a good mom. But I couldn't get her to eat anything I made. I tried so many different cookbooks and ideas for kids. I think I'm a decent cook. I usually like the stuff I make, but she never did. So I finally gave up because I was tired of arguing with her about it all the time.
We don't go out to eat much; she usually only wants to go to fast-food restaurants and I am only willing to let her eat that crap a few times a year. I try to keep the processed foods to a minimum. She eats fresh fruit every day: not many vegetables, but she eats spinach salads a lot. Overall, I think her nutrition is decent. But I still feel awful about not cooking. Should I just let my guilt go? Or keep trying to cook for her?