Jonathan HATES green beans.
It is very hard to make a child eat something he does not want to eat - even if it is "just one small bite". And even if he completely understands what you're telling him.
It is easier to give in to your toddler's tantrum than it is to stick to your guns and ruin dinner for everyone.
Gabe and I are more stubborn than our son.
I'm positive that Jonathan must get this stubborn streak from Gabe. :)