Thursday, October 19, 2006

Come and get it!

There are a number of steps one must take to prepare for dinner in our home:

1) Remove clothing.
2) Ceremonially spread the big white tarp on the carpet.
3) Chase a screaming toddler three times around the house.
4) Plop the recently caught toddler on the mat.
5) Retrieve dinner from kitchen.
6) Set plate on mat.
7) Retrieve toddler from bathroom (where he has run as soon as your back was turned)
8) Park toddler on mat.
9) Offer toddler fork.
10) Duck. (this is optional, as he will probably hit you whether you move or not)
11) Pull noodles from your hair.
12) Pretend to take a bite of toddlers food (he wont eat it if you don't)
13) Try desperately not to laugh when you see this:

After dinner Indy enjoys a long warm bath and mama drinks.


caramaena said...

Oh that's hilarious! For non-involved observers, there's nothing cuter than a kiddo covered in dinner.

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Tracie said...

That is priceless!! What a picture! I was laughing out loud the whole time I was reading that special story!

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OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL...Great picture! That Indy is something else....
Is this an every night deal? I mean the tarp znd all? Delightful, if it isn't me!

bart said...

thanks for this wonderful little bit of insight... i'd just like to add...

- throw the cat outside, so it can't interfere with the domestic goings-on
- let the cat in again, because the children don't think it's fair to have their dinner whilst the cat is outside in the rain
- will try to count how many noodles a child of 10 will eat from a prepared meal in which there is arguably nothing to her disliking by now...

Oh... would like to offer compliments on a dishevelled but totally revealing shot of your child... don't mind the mess, just mind the children, OK?

caroline said...

Yep...that's how i remember spagetti eaten at our house..oh..and worn.