Friday, November 12, 2010

Food, glorious food!

My child loves food.
Her perfect day (you know, because even though she can't speak, obviously I can read her mind) involves eating all day.  Oh wait, she does that... every. day.

My day yesterday...

9:00 a.m. - Wake her up and get her a sippy cup of water, stat.
9:05 a.m. - Go downstairs and hand her a pretzel stick to occupy her while you heat up a pre-cooked pancake (I make a massive batch every weekend).
9:05 and 15 seconds - Get the pancake to her before she sees it and starts screaming.
9:07 a.m. - Heat up her second pancake.
9:08 a.m. - Get a cup of juice (this week it's Trader Joe's Orange-Strawberry-Banana Juice.... yum!) and mix in the Zantac without her seeing it (Zantac syrup takes like peppermint, whoever thought of that flavor choice for babies should be fired.  Seriously.).
9:15 a.m. - Catch the end of Jack's Big Music Show with pretzel in hand.

I think you get the point... if I had more energy, I'd detail her eating nearly half a box of Gerber Banana Cookies, 5 or 6 Trader Joe's Animal Cookies, 2 more pretzel sticks, and 2 sippy cup refills (of water). 
All. Before. Lunch.

She ate Beef Skillet (Ground beef, rice, tomatoes, and corn) leftovers for lunch and nearly finished the box of banana cookies before Joe got home and put her down for a nap!  Mason was over for dinner last night and we sat them both down with a bowl of Beef Skillet for each of them to eat.  Mason had two bites (which, I might add, was a bite more than I thought he'd take!) and Joe decided to feed him GoGurt in the kitchen (away from Doodle's eyes -- she can't have yogurt anymore, but still loves it).  Not only did Dagny finish her heaping bowl of Beef Skillet, but she demolished the one we made for Mason as well.  Then she had a big slice of cantaloupe.  Followed by the Zantac-infused fruit juice.  We sent both kids to play with pretzel sticks in their hands.  Pretty sure Dagny ate hers and stole Mason's before he had a chance to think about it.

Don't get me wrong -- I am NOT complaining!  I hear everyone's stories about how their kids don't eat and cringe at the thought that someday Dagny will decide that she's not Cookie Monster and stop eating everything.   And yes, she ate nearly as much before she had teeth (you know, last month! ;) She has a whopping six teeth now!)...  now that she has teeth, she's realized that she can cram every inch of pancake into her mouth and sit there and break it down by chewing for the next minute.  I nearly fall over laughing as I watch her and her full mouth -- how she doesn't gag or choke, I'll never know.

I'm simply in awe of her abilities (perhaps a career as a professional eater, anyone?!) and cannot wait to see her eyes bulge wide open when she sees the spread at Thanksgiving!

Food, glorious food!
Eat right through the menu.
Just loosen your belt
Two inches and then you
Work up a new appetite.
In this interlude --
The food,
Once again, food
Fabulous food,
Glorious food!


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Lolli said...

That is too funny! Apparently Dagny has some pretty good metabolism, huh? ;) I love those pictures of her!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

My JDaniel would love to eat all the time. He is a chunky guy though. I have to limit all that he wants to eat.