Sunday, November 14, 2010

It's Not an Easy Job

I love being a stay-at-home mum, full-time house wife or whatever it is you call it. Yes, I love being able to look after my  kids, see them grow up and do lots of new things each and everyday. But if I was asked to choose the hardest task in raising my kids, I'd say the hardest thing to do is to make sure that they're well fed. It's really not an easy job for me!

OK, some might be surprised with the amount of food I cook everyday and believe me, I do try to invent and make the food look as interesting as possible for the kids. But, to be honest we, my husband and I, usually end up finishing it all. Despite the huge amount of groceries that I buy, it's still pretty much just for the two of us, for the moment.

My kids only eat the simplest meals like plain pasta with cheese, or rice with chicken korma (Ameera's all-time favourite which she insists on calling, brown sauce) or maybe some roti canai. Doesn't get any simpler than that, doesn't it?

But, when they were babies, it was even harder because they just refused to eat anything. I breast-fed all of them, all the time. There was never any formula given as top-up. This especially applied to Ameera. She refused to eat anything else until she was about 2 years old. After that, she'd just eat  a small pot of fromaige fraise and got her milk directly from me. A great money saver what with the price of formula. Fortunately, she was still a chubby and healthy baby.


Chubby Ameera


Tiny Husayn

Unlike my boys, who although downing the same amount of food and milk, were quite tiny and underweight but somehow, still very active and healthy little fellas. It's not that I'm worried, because I know they are all fine, it's just so hard for me feed them and get their weight up. I have to struggle and most of the time fight with them when feeding them.


I love looking at other people's kids eating a variety of food and sometimes wanting to try all the food that I cook. Even though they eat a lot nowadays but still, when I ask my own kids what they want me too cook, the answer is either:
Plain Pasta with cheese OR Coloured rice with brown sauce (Nasi Hujan Panas with Korma).

 Happy Baby

But despite their fussiness when it comes to food, don't be surprised if one (or all three) of my kids walks up to you and asks you for a bite of whatever it is that you're eating. There are social coffee drinkers and social smokers but my kids don't do those things, they are Social Eaters...


7 comments:

MAMA Hanim said...

hai nana... exactly sama kes lah ngan anak dara aku... Insyirah memilih sgt nak makan, kadang2 penat je aku masak macam2... end up aku kena habiskan food tu...kdg2 rasa best tgk anak orang makan banyak, tapi takpelah, as long as diorang nie healthy and active... :-)

Mummy Nana said...

Ye ke Nim? Mmmmm.. tulah... susah kan.... dah lah kat sini xleh makan sebarang jek... so nak tak nak aku kena masak...;-( tapi bila xmakan rasa tension jugak.. heheh...tapi tulah.. as long as diorg sihat alhamdulillah kan...

ERMAYUM said...

food ni memang mummynya wories la - but ramai org cakap as long as they eat then OK :) and of course they stay active and healthy - but kena la kawal gak junk food, candies, maggie mee semua - yang tak sihat tula they all love - chubby nya gambar first tu

Unaizah said...

Geramnya tengok gambar Ameera...mcm nak gigit je pipi dia yg tembam tu. Not to worry dear, as long as they eat and active...kira dah ok. My 1st kid tu makan banyak now tp badan keding tak naik-naik gak. Opposite dgn si adik yg tak makan banyak (tp minum susu banyak la) tp badan gebu je.

Mummy Nana said...

Ermayum: Betul tu as long as diorg happy and active tapi psl diorg fully bf so langsung xnak botol or drink anything else..tu lagi risau tu...

Unai: ANak pompuan kot mmg debab... tulah ameera dulu susu badan je.. makan lagi lah sampai sekarang susah betul....risau jugak... yelah kanak2 membesar bila masuk sekolah lagilah kena energy byk and healthy one kan....

Kere said...

Mak Tehnya pun dulu mcm tu jugak. I would only eat roti, spaghetti bolognaise. Nasi cukup susah nak makan. Kalau ya pun, nasi kering with ayam goreng or sup ayam. Mama always had to cook separately for me bcoz I wouldn't eat what everyone else was eating.

I started exploring other foods mainly when tgk kawan makan benda lain - I didn't want to be left out. So peer pressure helped in a way. Maybe you can suggest that to them? That their best friend likes to eat so-and-so, and won't they try it?

Mummy Nana said...

Owwhhh... rupanya ikut Mak Teh.... heheh nanti boleh jadi doktor mcm Ateh bila besar....

Yup that's what I've been doing, since nana dah start babyst my friend kids(Ameera's friends) kena masak different style of food... although she still refuse but starting to give it a try.. MAybe dah besar sikit and living byherself baru dia nak try betul2 kot... :-)

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