Dinnertime with our 3yo has become a real chore. Every night he basically refuses to eat, regardless of what we give him. Even his favorite foods, which he begs for and snitches while we're cooking them, are on the "do not eat" list once we're at the table.
One evening, not having the energy for another epic battle, I said to him, "Look, just eat three bites, and then you can be done, okay?"
He shook his head and said, "I'm afraid not."