Monday, March 10, 2008

Get Out the Iron Supplements

If you know my Sylvia, you understand why we sometimes call her our Little Goat. This girl, she'll eat anything. The less food-related, the better. So it came as no surprise tonight when I spied Sylvia and Eli, playing together in the backyard, shovels and buckets in hand. Their mouths were outlined with dark, sandy dirt, and their fingernails were black, causing them to resemble inductees of Goth Toddlers of America. They dug shovels into buckets for seconds.

"Stop! That is NOT FOOD!," I yelled, then stated what I thought was patently obvious: "It's not even yummy!"

"Yes it is, Mama," Sylvia replied encouragingly, her words gritty with the contents of her mouth. "We put cat food in it."

Ooooh, well. As long as there's cat food in it...
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Lest you believe that the above photo was taken in our backyard, I feel compelled to disclose that it was not. It is a recent photo from our vacation in Mexico, added here to spice up this otherwise miniscule post. One would never say our backyard is manicured our even well-maintained. To label it a Mudpit would be more accurate. Wanna come over and play? We'll supply the mud and catfood; maybe you could bring drinks...

9 comments:

slouching mom said...

Mmm....cat food...gonna have to get me some of that. Snort.

Your kids are really beautiful.

jen said...

i love it. it's so raw and honest and fearless.

Bon said...

mmm...scrumptious.

actually, i guess i've never given dirt much a chance. corrected i stand.

Seattle Mamacita said...

just hilarious, what I needed in the midst of all this boring technical writing that I'm doing. And you went to Mexico too? Do tell.

Julie Pippert said...

Oh BWAHAHAHAHA, I'm sorry but BWAHAHAHAHA

I am laughing with you, trust me.

Little Monkies said...

The more things change, the more they stay the same... :)

Sylvia will have an insatiable appetite for LIFE! What could be better?

Love you!

wheelsonthebus said...

I have never understood why even children who will not eat broccoli will eat sand.

Pate Family said...

Did you bring a glass of milk out for them to wash it down with? And-MEXICO how fun! Didn't we go to Mexico together in HS? My brain has forgotten half of my life so I seriously don't remember who was on the trip-I just remember that it wasn't really all that educational. (consequently I won't be sending my children on trips out of the country alone when they are in HS)

bgirl said...

too damn funny...love that little lady!