Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Politeness

At dinner, Abe is nodding his head as he eats big spoonfuls of lentils and rice. Amid mad nodding and chewing, he says, "Mmm, this good, Mom. Thank you for making dinner. Can I have some more broccoli?"

Who is this kid? How did we get so lucky?

...added later... I don't mean to paint a picture of Abe as being this perfect, angelic 2-year-old or us as perfect, angelic parents. I should have added to this post that about ten minutes after above incident, Abe has lost interest in his food and is playing with his plate, something we've told him not to do. As I try to put a bite in his mouth, his flailing arms knock the spoon out of my hand and lentils go flying. I silently stood up and walked away, leaving Ted to clean up the mess.

10 comments:

Bridget said...

Seriously. That is NOT normal. Adorable, but NOT normal. I'm just jealous is all.... :)

Claudia said...

Ummmmm. Yes. Not even SLIGHTLY normal! But very cool :)

stephanie said...

Ummm, I think I might hate you just a little bit.

Staci said...

Can we clone Abey Babey? Because seriously, I want one just like him.

Stephanie said...

See? I TOLD you your "normal" would be his "normal." And ... if your next one is a bit balkier at eating things? We stumbled into a charm for that. We always said, "Oh, that's okay. You'll like it when you get older." I tell you, it's magic. What does every kid hate like poison? Being too young - too little - just a kid - not old enough yet. So ... when they were ready, they'd try again - to see if they were "old enough" now - for asparagus. Or whatever.

Three adults, no picky eaters as long as it's real food and not overprocessed garbage on the menu, and everyone got old enough for asparagus. Which is sad. Because now they eat it, which means we don't get it all for ourselves any more.

(Oh - and Abe doesn't seem afflicted by it, but babies do have taste buds in even in their cheeks for awhile, and so strong foods are really really strong. They have some reason for strong objections when they're young.)

(It's the nodding part that slays me. Nodding and chewing. Geeeez that kid's cute!)

Evelyn said...

We need lessons from him! :)

Rebecca said...

This is hilarious. Especially the "updated later" portion.

Bridget said...

I didn't think you were painting a picture of a perfect child...or perfect parents. Not at all!

I think it is WONDERFUL that he has learned to be polite! What a gift! :)

Julie said...

Love the update.

Kitty said...

aw...poor mom!
I like the update, too. Thanks for the behind-the-scenes view!