(Closed) Kids and meals (RANT).

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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4151 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@Pinksapphire:  This sucks!!  I totally agree with you.

Since it’s FIs mother could he talk to her about this?  And tell her no!  Or is she paying? Because if she is then I guess she has more weight to her demands.

Good luck!  This is ridiculous demand for a two-year-old

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think pizza sounds like a much better plan. As a mother of a two year old, weddings are always hard on us. She’s not too picky of an eater, but with everything going on, she never wants to eat at weddings. It would be much easier to feed her pizza, which I know she’ll eat, beforehand so she can run around and dance to her heart’s content without getting scolded for not sitting still and eating food she doesn’t really want.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Mrs. Bear Cheese Pie:  Agree

Children love pizza, it’s a good way to make sure they’ll all eat their meal and then be free to dance around 

Post # 6
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894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Tell her you are going with the pizza beforehand and if he is still hungry at the reception you are sure his parents could give him a few bites of their meal (I doubt he will be hungry)

Post # 7
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588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m with TriciaAndDazzling. I have a two year old and when she gets excited she won’t eat. Talk directly to the child’s parents and see what they would prefer. Unless Future Mother-In-Law has brainwashed them I’m sure they will agree that it would be better for the child to eat earlier. Is Future Mother-In-Law worried about nutrition? Maybe offer to have sweet potato fries and bananas to go along with the pizza. Kids love those things. 

Post # 8
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1200 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Maybe Future Mother-In-Law wants an extra steak. Seriously she’s being ridiculous. When you do talk to the child’s parents put it as “would future nephew prefer pizza OR steak” so it’s not a “shove your face with pizza and not want the steak” situation… surely the kid would prefer pizza. Don’t offer both!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@aheavel:  I think that is the best idea. If he wants more she can give it to him off of her plate. Although it seems like a status thing to me.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have 2 kids and they would be PO’d if all the other kids got pizza and they had to eat at the reception. I can guarentee my oldest would have a melt down.  My kids waste a lot of food when we go out to eat so I would assume your fancy dinner would only be half eaten.  She is being ridiculous!

Post # 11
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I agree with PPs…go directly to the child’s parents. I have a small child and like others have said, he’d be upset if everyone else got their own mini pizza party and he was forced to sit with the adults and eat their boring food.

 

Post # 12
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1200 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’d also be sure your caterer knows the children are having pizza and are not to get a plate. Your Future Mother-In-Law sounds the type to demand a plate for him from the server…

Post # 13
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812 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I don’t understand why a two year old can’t eat off of his parent’s or grandparent’s plate if it’s so important that he have steak instead of pizza. Seriously, what two year old eats an adult sized portion? Future Mother-In-Law is out of line unless she’s paying.

Post # 14
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10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

No way in hell would I be serving a 2 year old an expensive steak. IF he even touches it, it’ll be a bite or two and then either someone else will eat the rest or it’ll be tossed. I would NEVER allow that to happen at my wedding, not when I’m paying for it. Your Future Mother-In-Law seems like a piece of work. No 2 year old is going to want a steak when pizza is available. I don’t really know anything about kids but can a 2 year old even eat steak? I imagine they can but would they even want it? Seems crazy to me. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@UpstateCait:  “No way in hell would I be serving a 2 year old an expensive steak.”

Totally agree! That’s ridiculous! If I was a two year old having a slice of pizza would be a special treat!

I agree completely with @Paigey:  “I don’t understand why a two year old can’t eat off of his parent’s or grandparent’s plate if it’s so important that he have steak instead of pizza. Seriously, what two year old eats an adult sized portion? Future Mother-In-Law is out of line unless she’s paying.”

I would hold your ground on this one! You’re being very reasonable!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wait, are the kids eating before the meal than eating nothing at the reception? 

Honestly, and I know this is a special case, but eating pizza before the ceremony would be a terrible idea for my toddler (2.5, boy). First of all, eating wheat and/or dairy makes him act out, secondly, he would throw a fit if he saw people eating and then oculdn’t have anything (at the reception). I also don’t generally serve my son different food than I eat, but that’s a different story, really, and not your obligation to fulfill.

Why isn’t there a kids option at the reception? Surely your caterer has a discounted kid’s option…?

Anyway, like I said, my case is a special case, but is there any chance that something is going on behind the scenes that you don’t fully understand? Maybe your Future Mother-In-Law is trying to avoid him acting out during dinner because he’s hungry? Maybe they’re planning to feed him late so he can eat quietly during the reception and not bother people? I don’t know, I just think there must be a reason your Future Mother-In-Law is being so insistant more than that she’s crazy.

(Also, none of the moms here feed their kid steak?) 

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