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in loving memory of
Oliver Yu-An Nam
Feb 1 - May 20 2014


I love you, I love you not

I love my son. I truly do. there are 600 different reasons why I love him. but there's one thing that really, really irritates me. Will chews his food for an hour before swallowing it. and I am not exagerating. I know it sounds like a minor issue for a 3 year-old otherwise healthy boy. but you know, I've been through tantrums, separation anxiety, bedtime rebellion, hospitalization, potty training and night terror. there's nothing more frustrating than a child who won't eat. no. there's nothing more frustrating than endless mastication without gums. it just kills me. everytime.

Reader Comments (4)

I've got a 13 yr old and vividly remember my son at your's age. I decided when there are hair raising issues like that, to let it be but gently remind him a nicer way to do things, etc. They will do what they want and when they want but before you know it they are older....
Mar 9, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterTerry in SF
I thought that three was the toughest age to deal with my son. My kids really don't eat either (makes going out to dinner impossible) -- I'm hoping that Terry is right and that they decide they like a few things in a couple of years.
Mar 9, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAuntie M
haha! unni, It's a small relief that I don't have any tough children to deal with, but...I AM the troublesome! I use to count every single rice when I eat a rice bowl... and mom keeps asking me "Arn't you finish yet?" though I'm still half way there. Well...yes! I'm still the way I am.
Mar 14, 2005 | Unregistered Commenteresther

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