Monday, April 9, 2007

Things you never thought you'd say

It's not until you hear yourself asking "Please take the sausage out of your belly button," that you realize kids make you say things you never thought you'd hear coming out of your mouth. Never in my life did I ever think I'd utter those words.

It was Alivia that brought them to my lips as she took the piece of sausage link off her plate and began trying to stick it into her belly button as she lifted her shirt at the breakfast table. Who would ever look at their plate, surveying its contents, and decide their belly button was someplace the sausage might belong? Only our 18-month old.

As I made the request, she looked at me and grinned. She knew it didn't belong there, but, hey, why not give it a try. And if nothing else it made her mother cringe. Yet, my first request created a challenge, as she tried just a little harder to get it to "fit."

After realizing it wasn't going to go in, as she first thought it might, her curiosity was exhausted for the time being and she gave up, putting it back on her plate. Let this be a lesson to all ... don't ever eat Alivia's leftovers.

1 comment:

Gina said...

Oh man. I really shouldn't have snuck those links off of Alivia's plate.