I now completely understand why my dad had a tendency to tune out during supper with 3 kids.
Ollie is a "talker". Up until recently, he was also a "big eater". The talking has now taken precedence over the eating. He no longer eats at mealtimes. He tells story after story.
We've started setting the timer after Joel and I are done so that he will eat--otherwise, he could sit there for an hour. Literally. Tonight, this ended in us taking his food before he was done.
Tears ensued, dessert was taken away.
We're out of ideas. Got any good ones to pass along?
2 hours ago