Friday, 22 February 2013

Photo of the week- a guilty-looking Freddie

I am starting to see how people just give kids anything they want- they are just too darn cute! Look at this face and tell me I'm wrong. :)

I've had a busy week with a few writing projects so the household chores (spoiler alert- this part is boring) have taken a backseat, to say the least. I realized yesterday that we had barely any food in the house so unless William and Freddie wanted to eat plain pasta with a side of canned green beans (ew) for dinner, I was going to have to go to the store.

Or...I could shop online. I've probably mentioned this before but just to reiterate, online grocery shopping is simply THE BEST. For a few pounds, you can avoid the tedium of going to the store and just sit back, relax, and let the food come to you. Genius. Only slight hiccup? I was trying to do the order while watching Freddie, who has become a speed demon.

Freddie's attention span usually seems to be about a minute or two. He'll play with one toy for a bit, see another one a few feet away that looks interesting and go for that, then see a sock on the couch and climb up to get that and so on. I needed about ten minutes to do the food order so I was passing him toys and socks and diapers and anything else within reach while trying to keep him an arm's reach away from the computer.

I looked over at him at one stage, while he was pulling the entire pile of clean laundry off the couch one shirt at a time, and saw he found a small wad of toilet paper that I'd used to blow my nose (spoiler alert- this is a little gross). I picked up the laundry and put it back but noticed he was completely enthralled with the toilet paper. You know he has a thing for unconventional toys (faves at the moment are an empty water bottle and the rubber spatula) and ok, it was a little gross, but there wasn't much snot in it so I thought why not- let him at it.

I continued shopping online (mmm peppercorn sauce and Quorn chicken) while he played with the tissue. He picked up the whole wad, ripped it in two, then did it again, and again and again. This was a fun game (it lasted 10 whole minutes!) until Freddie started eating it. I told him "No," which he is definitely starting to understand, but after another minute he tried to eat it again. I fished it out of his mouth (ew) and said "No" again. He seemed to understand. 30 seconds later, he had some on the way to his mouth so I said "No" and he paused, looked at me, looked at the tissue and slowly put it in his mouth.

This was repeated several more times until, unfortunately, the game had to come to an end. But, I got the food order done so I consider it a definite success! Wonder what he'll find to play with tomorrow. :)


  1. I love that he looks at you after you say no, and slowly does it again. Like - ha! What are you going to do???? Such a cute pic of the little devil!

    1. That's exactly what he's like. He knows he's not supposed to do it but he can't resist!

  2. That is so funny! When my son was just over one we were on an airplane flying to visit family. During the flight he sat on my lap and every time I gave him his sippy cup he would hit me with it. Some fun game, huh? Anyway, I told him that if he hit me one more time he couldn't have his cup anymore. I thought I was in the clear, but apparently the temptation to hit again was too great. This is what amazed and terrified me though: after he hit me HE HANDED ME HIS CUP! I couldn't believe it! Like "Here Mom, it was worth it." Little ones are SO much smarter than they are given credit. They totally know how to work the cuteness :)

    1. Haaaa! Jenny, that is hilarious! They really are so smart. I'm sure we have years of them trying to outsmart us to look forward to. :)


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