As parents we have to come to terms with the fact that there are lots of very normal stresses associated with being a parent that we are not going to get away from.
First night home with a newborn? Stressful
First time your child is sick? Stressful
When your child decides to drop an entire jar of sprinkles after you’ve just washed the floor? Stressful!
Teenage years? I’m pretty sure we should just generally skip them.
But mealtime? Mealtime should never have to be included on that list.
Don’t get me wrong, mealtime CAN be stressful. Mealtime for many families is the most stressful part of their day. But it doesn’t have to fall onto the list of things that parents just “have to deal with” or aren’t able to do anything about.
Feeling like you need to pull your hair out at meal time 3 times a day (not including snacks) day after day after day shouldn’t be chalked up to normal parenting stress.