I love food. I love thinking about food, I love thinking about what I’m going to eat, and how it’s going to taste. Apparently my kids do, too. I’ve been known to spend a good part of my day planning out my meals and, often, the first thing I talk to my husband about in the morning is what we’re going to have for dinner that night. He’s a very lucky man.
If Zachary is excited about something that we recently purchased at the grocery store, he will spend just as much time thinking about it and looking forward to enjoying it. And asking me questions about when he can eat it.
This happened the other day when we re-stocked our supply of Trix Yogurt and I told him that he could have some for breakfast.
He woke up the next morning VERY EXCITED about his upcoming breakfast of Trix Yogurt. I told him that he had to go to the bathroom and get dressed before digging into his breakfast because we were running a bit behind, and I didn’t want him to linger over his food and force us to be even later than we already were. This turned out to be a huge mistake. Because as soon as I opened the container and handed it to him, he promptly dropped it on the floor. And, almost in slow motion status, it hit the floor and splattered. Everywhere.
All over the side of the refrigerator, the floor, the legs of the kitchen table, and, of course, all over himself. Right before we had to leave for school. He immediately lost his ever loving mind because his beloved yogurt was ruined, and I sort of lost my mind at the mess that he’d just made. Through his sobbing (yogurt is serious business), we pulled his clothes off, wiped him down and got him dressed again.
I grabbed another yogurt out of the fridge and made him promise that he’d be very, very careful with it. He promised and happily inhaled his yogurt…in the car on the way to school. I had to leave the mess for when I got home because his older brother was stressing out about being late to school. Now, Zachary couldn’t have really cared less about being late for school, but he was absolutely devastated at the thought of not being able to enjoy his yogurt.
He totally takes after me.