Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mmm... Squash

Last night I made squash for Alex. He loves it, and since he's teething, he has been avoiding finger foods. Squash works well because it's so easy to just steam and blend up, and he'll eat it for every meal not a problem.

This evening he had more squash for supper. Then it was time to get the kids ready for bed. I always clear the table AFTER they're in bed -- makes clean up time go much more smoothly.

I gathered all of Kairi's night things in her bedroom and called her.
"Kairi, let's get dressed for bed, come in here."
From the kitchen: "K! Babble babble babble" clang clang clang
30 seconds later: "Kairi? Are you coming? We need you to get dressed for bed."
"K! Babble babble babble." clang clang clang.
A full minute later: "Kairi Hope, get in here right now. I'm running out of patience."
I immediately go in there to enforce that she HAS to obey Mommy. And I had to take a deep breath and keep myself from laughing hysterically. She had taken brother's food, and was spoon feeding it to the dog. That's right, one spoonful at a time, Tiger was eating blended up squash. Kairi thought it was funny, Tiger enjoyed the attention, and I had to do everything in my power to not laugh because she was 1) not obeying and 2) knows that she's not allowed to touch brother's food.

She was still punished. I did not laugh at her. But man, was that hard.


Mama Kalila said...

LOL - that is adorable!!!

Mama Kalila said...

Oops.. forgot to add... I stopped pureeing squash, mostly because she's on finger foods now lol, but it turned out so runny (didn't use anything to thin either) that we had to add rice cereal every time to be able to use the spoon well. She seemed to like it that way though so I guess it worked.

Steph said...

I usually don't puree it either, but I did this one time just to make an easy dinner since we were having cheese with our dinner.