Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Ranch - it's a staple food, right? I was BUSY, and late, at getting dinner on the table tonight. Reese was hungry and tired, so I sat her up to the table with macaroni and cheese - leftover from lunch, thank you. She ate it, then trickily acquired Ben's snack (veggies & ranch) from earlier that was still on the table. Again, one of Those Moments where I wanted to take it away, but the damage was done - already in the works. Gooey white - coating her delicious baby fingers - dripping into her lap. So, I let her do what she was doing while I finished and served dinner. She grabbed a mushroom - but it ends there. No ingestion of the large fungus took place. That information alone should make Auntie Leslie particularly happy. It was merely used as a transport for the beloved ranch from bowl to mouth.
And Suzanne - you were right on the money. Letting my children DRAW on themselves and me was only the beginning. Since that night, Reese grabs a pen, marker or even crayon, and immediately draws on her forehead. Thus, the purple pen on her head this evening. Ah. Puts a smile on my face.
at 8:44 PM