It’s the scene that plays out in almost every household with young children: food is lovingly prepared and then immediately rejected.
One frustrated mother has shared how she “lost it” one evening after her two young sons refused to eat the lasagna she spent hours preparing.
The story posted to parenting forum Mumsnet, went on to describe how the mum was now wracked with guilt about whether she’d traumatised her children.
“I just LOST it at my kids,” she wrote.
“I spent ages today making a homemade lasagne. I am a crap cook and was really proud of it. [Her son] took one look at it and said he didn’t like it.”
“Finally agreed to try a bit and then made a face like he was going to vomit and spat it on to his plate.”