I reached into his plate and took a small portion of his food. After all, it was delicious and he wasn’t going to finish it.
He quickly snapped, “Mommy, don’t eat that!”
“Why don’t you want me to eat it?” I asked. I was stunned.
His retort was rudely benevolent. “Because I don’t want you to be greedy!”
*Insert blank stare.*
Perhaps it’s your significant other who serves on the food-police force and monitors every taste you take; however, in my household, it’s four-year-old my son who is a member of the food police. Although only 4, Max loves saying things like, “Mommy, please save some for the rest of the family” or “Mommy, please don’t eat another piece…you always eat it all!”
This past weekend, my husband and I packed up Max and Myles and took the long drive to County Line Orchard, an apple orchard located in Indiana. Max was super excited. After picking a few apples he turned to Kwabs and I and excitedly said, “can we make apple pie and pumpkin pie tonight?!”
I have no idea who Max thinks we are.
Neither Kwabs nor I bake; we prepare.
This usually manifests itself in the unrolling of cookies from a package of ready-made dough and their placement on a cookie sheet. Nonetheless, Max continued to talk about his desire and NEED for apple pie. Of course we caved in and agreed to bake an apple pie…okay I confess. Kwabs agreed to bake an apple pie and I agreed to get an apple pie recipe off Pinterest.
The pie turned out delicious: In fact, it was too good: I have very little self-control when it comes to desserts–particularly warm, baked, desserts. Once I take a bite, I CANNOT STOP!
Every time I saw the apple pie this week it beckoned to me…In my head, I heard the pie singing, “you know you want it” to the tune of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines. Fortunately, I was able to resist…most days, thanks to Max’s loud pleas for me to exercise restraint.
In between taking trips to the apple orchard, working, baking…okay locating apple pie recipes, eating apple pie and taking a sewing class I made this pleated wrap skirt ! This is the second wrap skirt I’ve made however this time I did not use a pattern. I found a tutorial on Pinterest and tweaked it by adding a high waist and a much longer belt. It was relatively easy to make and I love it!! What do you think of the skirt? Which of your activities do your kids or significant other have a tendency to police?