Yah, so in the last couple weeks, my good-eating, broccoli- and Brussels sprout- loving child went from being an omnivore to rejecting almost all food and subsisting largely on air. And ice cream.
Everything is no. Things he used to love - and things I know he still likes - are immediately rejected.
"Would you like eggs?"
"How about pasta and broccoli?"
"Do you want some oatmeal? Mmm! Oatmeal!"
"Want some French toast? With syrup!"
"Would you like to stand in the corner and scream?"
And then he'll suggest ice cream. Or 'nack. "Want some 'nack!"
"How about pasta for snack?"
"NO. Want some 'nack."
"Would you like some yogurt for snack?"
"NO! Want some 'nack!"
I'm not quite sure what snack is for him. But not cookies, not berries, not crackers...
It's not that he's ill-tempered. He just doesn't want to eat. Meals have become infuriating.
Seriously, sometimes it takes every fiber of my being not to pry his little jaw open, shove a forkful of food in, and then hold my hand over his mouth until he swallows. "Eat it! Just fucking eat it!"
However. I'm pretty sure that's: 1. abuse, and 2. a good way to get a kid to hate broccoli/pasta/whatever for life.