Eat More

Miaomiao didn’t have a good appetite and ate less than usual at mealtimes yesterday, which worried her grandma very much and she even considered if there was something wrong with her.

This morning Miaomiao wakes up at six o’clock. She doesn’t want to sleep again, so i dress her up and i also get up then. As it’s still early, her grandparents are still sleeping. I ask her if she has something special wants to eat then i will take her out to eat as breakfast. She says that she doesn’t want to eat anything. Under my insistence, she drinks a cup of milk. Then she does some exercise with me or plays on my yoga ball with my help while i am doing some exercise in my bedroom.

Her grandparents get up later and plan to cook some raviolis and eggs as breakfast for us. But Miaomiao says that she doesn’t want to eat. Her grandma trys to persuade her to eat but failed. I tell her grandma not to worry too much for it. I also tell her that it’s probably the hot weather and the less exercise that make her bad appetite. And in fact, i also think it’s a bit greasy to eat raviolis in the morning. As her grandparents eat egg fried rice as breakfast, so i start to prepare breakfast myself. I prepare the boiled eggs, a bawl of  oatmeal, and an apple as breakfast. Miaomiao also wants to eat some when she sees me eating the egg and apple. So i also feed her some. At last she eats a whole boiled egg, sevral apple pieces, and a small bawl of oatmeal. I think she eats a good breakfast because she also drinks a cup of milk in the morning besides the food above. Her grandma feels surprised and doesn’t say anything.

But after breakfast for a while, i hear her grandma asks Miaomiao to walk around the house rather than sit still while i’m washing dishes in the kitchen. Then while Miaomiao is playing in her bedroom in the forenoon, she also encourages her to walk, run, or jump, rather than lies on the floor or bed. So i think her grandma believes my words and trys to make her moves more. And she also cooks sevral different vegetables rather than meat for lunch in the noon. And this time Miaomiao eats a bowl of rice, some vegetables, and sevral pieces of watermelon for lunch, as much as usual.

So during this hot summer, if the kids don’t want to eat at mealtimes. Just try something new to eat and let them move more, then they’ll keep good appetite as usual.

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Tina Peng

Tina Peng, Miaomiao's mother, born in 1985, and give birth to Miaomiao in summer of 2013, love Miaomiao very much, and willing to record her tiny things in this blog.

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