Munchkin is eating SOLID FOOD! What a grand adventure that is. So far, we have tried rice cereal and sweet potatoes and ba-na-na-na-na-nas. Next on the menu is peas. Yumm-o.
I have learned two important lessons. First of all:
DO NOT LOOK AWAY FROM YOUR BABY WHEN YOU ARE FEEDING HIM/HER. EVER.
Babies can go from adorable chubby bundles of happiness to weapons of mass destruction in 0.5 seconds. You look away, then back, then do a double take because your child has disappeared under a slimy mess of smushed bananas. Oops.
Second, DO NOT LET YOUR BABY GRAB THE SPOON BECAUSE YOU THINK IT'S CUTE. EVER.
Exhibit A: (me) Oohh, look! He's trying to feed himself! How cuutttee.
Exhibit B: (munchkin) *gigantic drooly grin*
Exhibit C: (sweet potatoes) LOOK AT MEEEE!! I'M FLLYYYINNNGGG!!! *splat*
So, yeah. Take it from me. This pretty much spells DOOM for anything in a 50 foot radius.
Unless you like the look of orange polka dots on your white curtains.
Or you want to run to the bathroom screaming, "MY EYES! MY EYES!"
Or you want house guests to ask why there are orange boogers on your ceiling ("Wellll, we tried to microwave an oompa loompa last summer. Turns out they explode just like Peeps!")
|♪ ♫ ♪ oompa, loompa, doo pah dee BOOM ...|
Don't you love being a parent? : )