I have written a lot about how I have dealt with never ending sickness extreme eating problems (i.e. nil by mouth for 5 years).
I think I have written about it with patience, become a little bit wiser through the process.
Well, today I do not feel even remotely wise or patient. Today sucks.
You see, little sisters copy big sisters. In everything. All those quirky eating/non eating habits that I was able to deal with in F, who has the illness and the multitude of reasons why she does that weird stuff, well, they just suck when S does them.
Take donuts. Until recently, F didn’t eat any kind of bread or bread stuff. Yet she was interested in the little sprinkles on pink sprinked donuts. So what did she do? Pick off the sprinkles.
S loves bread. I mean really loves it (except crusts but hey, she’s a kid). How does she eat donuts? She picks of the sprinkles (and icing because she’s a sugar junky).
Now I don’t want to force either of my kids to eat junky donuts, I really don’t. But I want to shout “just eat the effing donut!” Sometimes I feel trapped in this circle of weirdness with food and only one of them has the illness!
Can’t catch a break. You’d think it would be easier with the “healthy one”.
Ok, whingeing session over.