You’re the reason I’m unhappy (an open letter).

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I know happiness is a choice, so I know I should be able to be happy regardless of what you say, but you certainly don’t make it easy. To be honest, sometimes, I can’t. Do you know how hard it is to be happy when you’re spewing hateful words at me? When you criticize my every opinion? When you attack me? When you insult the very core of who I am? I can’t help but be upset by that. I can’t help but get frustrated with you when you are blatantly disrespectful.
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“Child” Approved Cooked Carrots

If your child is anything like mine, he did a great job eating those pureed veggies as a baby, but is becoming much more picky as a toddler. To be honest, it doesn’t help matters that my husband and I aren’t big veggie eaters – the only veggies you’ll find on our dinner plates are green beans, corn (if you count that as a veggie), and potatoes (if you count that too). Sure, Hubby will eat other veggies, but I won’t – so I don’t fix them. Unfortunately, that means Munchkin has had far less exposure to veggies since he started eating whatever we’re having, and the small number of possibilities means he’s getting burned out on some things.
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