Monday, September 28, 2009

Growing

Cade's an incredibly picky eater. In an effort to get him to eat more than chocolate milk and fruit snacks, B and I have started calling the healthy foods he normally shies away from "Growing Food." We'll give him some corn or eggs or oatmeal or cereal or whatever, and announce that it's time for him to eat his growing food, and when he eats them, we'll make a big fuss about how awesome that is that he's getting bigger and stronger. We'll say "Soon you're not even going to fit in your car seat!" and "Woah! I think your toe's getting bigger right now!" He loves it.

This afternoon, I grabbed Arby's on my way home from an appointment. I opened it up, said, "Oh Cade, yum! Do you want to eat some of Mommy's sammie? It's such a great growing food!" And to illustrate, I took a big bite. He looks at me, then claps, and says, "Mommy, you're getting bigger!!"

Shut up, kid.

10 comments:

Stacy said...

YAY you are supposed to be getting bigger, but he can't really tell. Don't you just love how kids learn from us.

After Ryan exited the bathroom Haylie said "good job daddy, now you get a sucker"

how are you feeling?

Heather Lindquist said...

Oh my gosh. I'm laughing right now. Thanks, it got me off the topic of foreskin that I was thinking about. Well, not really thinking about, but having a conversation about that was getting kind of heated. Hmmmm. I love that kid of yours!

Standing in the Rain said...

um i get cravings for arby's sandwiches regularly. it's weird. and yummy. perhaps lingering meat desires from my veggie days?

Tanya said...

I agree...your supposed to but he can't tell. I am sorry you had to feel so bad about it though.

Katie said...

haha that's really funny. :)
and sweet, in a way.
it sucks you had to feel bad about it though.

Alexandra Rising said...

Ive never had Arby's. I'm not sure there is one around here, actually. It's on the list of places I need to go [along with Sonic and In 'n Out]. Is it weird that Im a vegetarian and want to try these places?

now.is.now said...

One time a 6 yr old told me that I looked older than their mom because I was bigger. Ummm.... thanks?

sona said...

looks like Cade wants his mommy to be healthy and strong too : )

bananas said...

In N Out has a good "grilled cheese" which is just the burger without the meat. Yum! I don't think Arby's offers anything veg. It's a very meaty place!

Brooke said...

That is so cute!!! He is so completely clueless :) Good thing though I guess.