Thursday, November 30, 2006

Meeting of the minds...

I'm not quite sure what they are discussing, but I have a feeling that it has something to do with the fact that they are a litle upset that they are turning orange. That't right- I have tangerine children. I knew when they started solids that I would have peas, carrots and the whole produce lineup flung everywhere in my house. But NO ONE told me that carrots and sweet potatoes not only stain clothes- they stain babies.

Now, it's not like I leave them looking like they just went headfirst into the jars, but Ryan spits. And steals the spoon. And has to stick his hands in his mouth. And there is THREE OF THEM. So when I am by myself, they all line up in the bumbo chairs and I assembly line feed them like a frickin cafeteria lady. Spoon, spoon, spoon, wipe, wipe, wipe. I tried using one hand to feed, the other to wipe. Problem is, I am not that coordinated. If you have seen me dance, you know that this is a true statement.

So by the time I am finished, they have orange rings around their mouths. What the heck is in this stuff? Now, I am sure that Michelle (you know who you are) will tell me to food process these veggies on my own. I even think I own a food processor. I just do not know how to use it. My mechanical abilities in the kitchen include mixers, microwaves, corkscrews and can openers. I even ruined one of those $499.99 Pampered Chef ice cream scoopers by sticking it the dishwasher- which apparently is a GIANT no-no.

So, I have to choose between slightly tinted triplets or out of control kitchen appliances.


Anonymous said...

That picture is hilarious!!! Mine turned orange just like that!

Okay, I did make my own baby food. Then I thought, why in the heck am I doing this? This is STUPID! So I would just buy 80 million jars whenver they went on sale. But I'll tell you, I had mine switched over to table food completely by 10 months. There was no way I was going to keep spooning stuff in their mouths. As soon as they could pick it up off the tray, and get it in their mouths, I was DONE! If yours don't have any texture issues, I highly recommend it. My grandmother believed every baby could survive on mashed potatoes and I'm still alive. That was one of their first table foods!

So lucky you, feeding time just got twice as long.

See ya next Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Hey Joselle,

Having a blog is a big responsibility. You must keep the people happy. You must blog once in awhile to keep the people happy. The people aren't happy when they don't get to see pictures of the babies. I mean like what ELSE do you have to do? LOL!