Vermicelli

Today we had leftovers for dinner.  I was trying to feed Aaron some baby food, which he refused whole heartedly, while Lillian intermittently hand fed him tender pieces of chicken, which he gobbled up.  It seems Aaron’s decided there’s no reason he should be eating different food from us, now that he’s got two whole teeth.

Lillian, Aaron and I finished eating, but Maddie was still playing with the vermicelli on her plate.  She’d pick up one strand at a time, and make a big production out of eating it.  I took Aaron out of his chair and placed him on the ground and told Maddie, “You can use your fork to eat the noodles.”

She actually liked that idea, and took to it nicely.  I went into the kitchen to help Lillian with the dishes.  We were enjoying talking about videos and piracy when we both realized there was a problem: We didn’t have to speak above the din of the children.

“Why’s it so quiet over there?”  “I was just thinking the same thing!”


I dash to the dining room to find Aaron standing next to Maddie’s high chair, with his head tilted back and a big smile on his face with vermicelli cascading out of his mouth.  Maddie’s got just as big a smile going as she gleefully scoops the vermicelli off her plate and into his eager mouth.

Lillian grabs the camera and grabs this one shot three seconds before Aaron’s stomach realizes that this is a bit too much adult food, and half his dinner comes back up.