Monday, March 08, 2010

i thought she had a really high metabolism

Something I overheard yesterday afternoon...

"Little bear, little doggy, make sure you always put your napkin on your lap whenever you sit down to eat."


"That way, if you try something yucky, you can spit it out and no one will ever know. BUT, you still might get a little dessert!"

There's a story in my family that as we were growing up, everyone always knew when we'd be having something unpopular for dinner, because that's when mom would bring home a box of Hostess cupcakes for dessert. Lucky for us, we didn't need to spit food in our napkins because we had a big German Shepherd that would lay beneath the table. And he was always hungry.

But here I thought Elizabeth was my most polite child and best eater, the one that would be willing to branch out and try new things?! Now her secret is out and I can better understand why she still fits in a size 3T.


  1. Sneaky little girl! Brilliant, but sneaky! ;-)

  2. Oh they get so sneaky at this age! It was much easier when they flat our refused to eat!

  3. Hilarious! Isn't she a smartie!

    --Laura in Indiana

  4. That is adorable. I bet you'll be watching her like a hawk then next time you eat something she doesn't like--she must be very good at what she does to not get caught!

  5. Hi jennifer, i love reading your blog ! u'r kids are so cute :)
    i have one son who is 3 and a half

  6. Are you going to tell us what happened on your little recon mission to the church nursery to spy on Henry? haha

    Your family is so cute. Thanks for sharing your stories. I am always excited to see an update from you.

  7. I Love the idea that this tradition is being passed down of using your napkin for whatever you need it. The world of make believe is so true in many cases.

  8. that one had me laughing, we wills tick to paper napkins on the table!!!!

  9. I totally used to do that as a kid!