In which I use too many “quotations”…

11 Jun

Bronwyn is not a great eater.  She picks at her food, and hates trying new things.  We often resort to spoon feeding her just to get her supper into her mouth.  One of our favourite ways to get her to “open up” is to pretend her food is a bee, or a cow, or a train etc.  However, the other day I was feeling creative and laid her mashed potatoes out flat and placed spears of asparagus in it to make a “cake”.  She loved it, and ate all the “candles”.  I then told her to spread her meatloaf on top to make “icing” (see what I mean about the quotes?!).  This did not interest her as much, and she declared that the meatloaf looked like poop.  I gave this less than zero attention since most sentences out of her mouth include the words “poop”, “pee”, “boob”, or, recently, “diarrhea”.  Lovely.  Anyway, this set her and BruceHolly into hysterics, and soon Bruce was shoveling food into her mouth.  I started to pay attention again to hear: “What should this mouthful be?”.  “POOP!!”.  “Ok, open up the toilet for a big mouthful of poop!!”. 

She did eat every last bite.  And Holly, so fascinated by the game, demanded seconds just so she could play too.  Because, of course, she can (and does) say all those words too.


2 Responses to “In which I use too many “quotations”…”

  1. Elaine June 12, 2009 at 8:39 am #


    Gotta love this age! 😀

  2. Steph June 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm #

    Why not tell her that Uncle Rick will eat it if she doesn’t…

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