Thursday, July 16, 2009

Give peas a chance

Our little peanut is quite the hungry hippo lately. She's become a fast little baby food eater, and she's pounding 6 oz. bottles like it's her job. Last Saturday she even let Gramps and Grams have it when they took a little too long of a break between the cereal and vegetable courses. She is my girl for sure; we both get a little cranky when not regularly fed.

I'm making Mary Clare's baby food, which is not as hard as you might think and yes, even though baby food is not that pricey, making your own is still way less expensive. I realize that neither of those reasons will satisfy my sister, who responded to my question about making baby food with a tart, "Hello, baby food is like 25 cents!" but hey, I like doing it. I usually do a batch of three or four items on Sunday, freeze them in ice cube trays, pop them out and then I just grab ice cube-sized portions as needed. Easy as pie. Oh, and in case you think I'm sort of nut who is into only organic or obsessed about what goes into my child's body, hello, clearly we haven't met. Nope, I really just like making Mary Clare's baby food.

Anyway, enough about the things I do to assuage my guilt about being a working mother, and more about Mary Clare.

Last night we gave peas a chance. Yep, I said it. I also said it several times last night, even though Mary Clare was the only one there to enjoy my bad pun. Unlike her Uncle Brian, she is a big fan of the peas. Well, if you watch the video*, you'll see that initially she did not think much of the peas. In fact, there's a good chance she thought I was trying to poison her with peas. But it all worked out in the end, and now we have tacked one more veggie
onto Mary Clare's list of conquered foods.

*Please pardon my super annoying pea-eating commentary. When it's just me and the kids at home, I pretty much talk to Buddy and Mary Clare non-stop. I'm fairly certain they fake sleep just to stop the jabbering.


  1. I'm with Sherri but if you like doing it then good for you.

    Pretty funny stuff Debbie.

  2. Deb, you know I LOVE your fancy play on words! LOve Love Love-in fact give peas a chance may be one of my favorites!

  3. Her expressions after the first two bites are priceless. Glad to see she warmed up to the peas...or maybe she just decided to eat them so she wouldn't hear "give peas a chance" again. Ha!

  4. I'm not as annoyed about the pea commentary as I am about the fancy vocab. I mean seriously. WTH does assuage mean? Gawd Debbie. Give us Parks and Rec grads a break.


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