head, shoulders, knees and toes

That’s where food will end up if you have a meal within a nine foot radius of my eldest daughter.  Your head, shoulders, knees and toes that is.  She picked up her plate this evening to take it to the sink and there was a perfect plate shaped food outline, like a chalk outline of a dead body in an alley.  I had a curried chickpea on my foot.  She had (as close as we can get to) naan on her eyelash and yogurty delicious tikka masala from ear to ear and fingertip to elbow.  Quinoa was in her hair on the back of her head and inside her ear.  Keta, take smaller bites sweetie.  Keta, slow down a little.  Keta, mama made plenty, you’ll have a full tummy, I promise.  Keta, baby, breathe.  Forget the bib, she needs a drop cloth.  Growth spurt coming?  Ha!  She’s been in a growth spurt for over a year and a half.  She’s grown so much in such a short period she is constantly injured trying to manage her ever growing legs and arms.  She’ll face plant pretty consistently for no apparent reason, tearing clothes and skin.  I guess food stains and grass stains and blood and holes in clothes are no big deal since she can only fit into them for about a week and a day anyway.  She is so wonderfully and beautifully happy and healthy.  Love that sweet girl and everything about her, even her innocent and delightful ignorance of the disaster she’s creating at every meal.

Here they are making naan.  Not quite the traditional shape, but not bad for a first (and second) try.  Yumma!

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8 Responses to “head, shoulders, knees and toes”

  1. 1 kim
    October 1, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Look at those gorgeous happy smiles 🙂

  2. 3 Brian Spector
    October 2, 2013 at 2:37 am

    So what your saying is I could make a lot of money if I set up a business near you selling tide sticks…lol.
    I must say the girls are thriving as a result of fully bellies(when the food goes in there mouths that is….lol). Another key ingredient is love…..and your certainly giving them that.

  3. 6 Bibi
    October 3, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Remember how scared we were the first 3 days when she wouldn’t eat a.single.bite???? I now know why the dogs love hanging out under her chair!

    • 7 Brian Spector
      October 3, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      Bibi, blog hostess here(sorry I forget your name). Sounds as though with the holidays around the corner(yes I know it’s only October, and I am jewsish as well…..)Sounds as though you each need a lot of tide sticks under your trees….lol.

    • October 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      She went from not eating to eating six croissants and a dozen chicken wings for breakfast. 🙂

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