Sunday, July 02, 2006

Household Drinking Games

We ran a bunch of errands today, which is more exciting than it sounds when you are not quite 16 months old. Here, Q is examining some options at Macy's, horrified by the combination of prints.

Earlier in the day, I made a narrow escape from Costco, bearing two gallons of apple juice and yet more wipes. "Jus" is a very popular item these days, and we must appease the thirsty. We dilute it half-and-half with water, to reduce how much sugar Q's getting, but he still manages to down a prodigious amount.

There are two household rules applying to the juice madness.

1) All non-water liquids must be sipped from coffee mugs. Root beer, orange juice, anything. If one were to use a clear glass instead, Q would take notice, say, "Jus!" and demand a tithe.

2) There is also a "pound-it" rule. We have to give him juice in very small cups, because he insists on always finishing the contents. It is worth noting that this rule does not seem to apply to any other food item.

We spent part of the evening preparing meals for the next few days. SwingDaddy chopped up garlic and chicken to put in a stew. I separated fillets of telapia into smaller bags to freeze for later. My fingers smell like fish. His smell like garlic. If we hold hands, we have a nourishing aroma, which is briefly amusing, but I think I'm going to go find some scented soap.


Mayberry said...

Ah, how well I know rule #1. I wish there was some kind of way to apply it to food items as well. Sometimes I just don't wanna share. Oh and here's a tip: never allow a small child "just a taste" of your chai tea latte. My 4-year-old is now just as hooked as I am, and she totally knows when I dilute hers with milk: "I want mine to be brown like yours, Mommy!" Eesh.

Lady M said...

Mayberry - I don't have chai tea latte, but I did make the same mistake with a pearl milk tea. Big error! Especially since I was trying to make sure he didn't accidentally swallow any of the "pearl" tapioca balls! Now I don't order one if Q is with me.