He just turned 5 in November, and its has only started in the last 2 months or so. It's just frustrating, because some of his friends' parents will make 2 dinners, sometimes 3 because their boys are very picky and I feel like he has decided he wants their meal set up more because I have him try new things, and if he likes them great, if not that's fine. But now he is just refusing the basic stuff, hoping for the foods that I put on my "NO BUY" list, just because they are on it. He even told a lady yesterday that candy "isn't healthy" so it shouldn't have been in the snack that was provided at the library. Am I pushing the healthy part too far? He gets junk food, smaller amount then before, but now it's made at home and not bought from a store; and very little candy has always been a rule, and only on good behavior(which includes asking for it). I'm sorry just freaking out a little bit, I am the only parent in my family that believes in gardens and no pop, little amounts of candy, and making instead of buying. The pressure is getting to me. I just need to breathe like you said Rancher. So thank you for your advise, I guess a banana and pears will be his lunch, since that's what he has decided, and plain rice for dinner with circle eggs(boiled eggs), and the cats will be happy since he feeds them the yolks. He really wants pancakes, papa eggs(fried eggs), bacon and sausage; but that's not going to happen since I am out of bacon, pancake mix and sausage. Off to the doctor we go I guess, then to buy our baby Christmas tree.