71/100: I give up.

I somehow got it in my head that The Babe is eating way too many squeeze packs and not enough actual food. In theory, it sounds like a great plan.

Stop allowing The Babe to fill up on squeeze packs, apple sauce packs, bars, and fruit snacks and instead give her delicious food like fruit, apples and peanut butter, and whatever else tickles her fancy.

Unless, of course, you have a toddler and know what I’m about to say next…

IT’S BEEN THE WORST TWO DAYS OF MY LIFE.

Taking away The Babe’s squeeze packs is like taking away drugs from an addict. She was NOT happy with me, whining and crying and throwing tantrums galore. Refusing to eat anything else and only letting up when threatened to be put into timeout.

To compound matters, The Babe came down with a bug of sorts. Not only was she pissed that she couldn’t have a squeeze pack or apple sauce, she was sick. Fever, upset tummy, and general ickiness.

Needless to say, I went out and bought over $50 worth of squeeze packs, bars, yogurt dots, and anything else that was appealing to her food wise in the hopes that she would put food into her system.

Turns out it was a good plan. She’s eaten more today than she has in the past week, including actual food like fruit, hot dogs, and corn.

No more worrying about whether she’s eating enough or getting right foods into her system. I’m going to let her guide me and tell me what she likes.

I have a feeling it’s going to be MUCH easier that way. At least some of the time.

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Emily Levenson is a therapist turned holistic health coach, podcaster, meditation encourager, and seeker of everyday magic. Emily recently kicked off her third #The100DayProject, focusing her efforts on daily meditation.

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