Thursday, July 10, 2008

Role Model

I just came in from mowing the lawn. It is about ninety degrees today and the sun is still high, so I felt absolutely justified when I dove face first into a pint of Ben and Jerry's Butter Pecan. Then Eli woke up.
My son spotted the container and began grunting and thrashing in his high chair, frantic for a taste. He is no ice cream virgin, my boy.

I have a feeling Jessica Seinfeld wouldn't approve.

12 comments:

Fiona Picklebottom said...

Ha! My 20-month-old sees a pizza box and starts yelling, "Pee-pah, pee-pah!"

Pickles & Dimes said...

You mowed the lawn in THIS heat?

You deserve TWO helpings of ice cream, lady!

That is too funny about Eli. Whenever I eat ice cream, the CATS harass me like, well, harassers. I could be sitting there with a tub of fresh tuna and they wouldn't care, but a bowl of vanilla ice cream: HELLO, FUR NECKLACES!

Mimi said...

I'm sorry to say that my 8-month-old is no ice cream virgin either. And to think, my first son had not even tasted juice when he was that age. Oy vey.

SLynnRo said...

This is like me when Aaron is eating....ANYTHING.

Bird said...

Hilarious.

You are a wonderful woman for mowing the lawn. i think real hard about it, but never actually do it--it's hot out there.

d e v a n said...

haha! just thinking about mowing in this heat makes me want ice cream!

K in the Mirror said...

Just mix a tablespoon of sweet potatoes into your ice cream and Jessica Seinfeld will totally approve.

My boy does that every time he sees Cheetos. :)

Jess said...

YOU MOWED THE LAWN. If that isn't an excellent example of a role model, I don't know what is.

LoriD said...

But do you really care what Jessica Seinfeld thinks? That woman puts broccoli in brownies. *shudder*

Shannon said...

I also introduced my children to ice cream at a young age. And cheetos. And cookies. And licorice.

Mommy Daisy said...

THAT is why I DO NOT mow our yard. Luckily Matt loves doing yardwork. I've mowed ours once, and it was getting dark and we were leaving the next day for vacation. I left a big bare spot in the back yard, so Matt HAD to go out in the morning to fix it. That's the last time he's asked me to mow. And I don't offer. HA!

Anyway, that's too funny about Eli loving ice cream. I don't think Zachariah had any until he was over a year old...maybe at his first birthday party.

beth said...

Yeah, some things they learn fast don't they?

But mowing the lawn definitely entitles you to a treat.