The most popular question in my house right now is, “Mommy, what can I eat?” Most often proffered by my son, who appears to have an endless gut. The kid is always hungry. ALWAYS. It doesn’t matter the time of day or night, or whether he ate five minutes ago or five hours ago. If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear he had a tape worm. If he were an animal, I’d invest in some tape worm tablets, just to be safe.
So, the other night, we have a conversation that goes something like this…
Mister: “Mommy, what can I eat.”
Me: “There are carrots and peas in the pantry with your name on them.”
Mister: “Nuh uh.”
Me: “Yes huh.”
Mister: “Show me!”
I sneaked into the pantry with a black Sharpie, found a can of carrots and a can of peas, and wrote his name on them. Carrying them out of the pantry, with Sharpie neatly tucked into my pocket, I said, “See, they have your name on them.”
Mister: “That’s cool. Can I have some?” He ate nearly 2/3 of the carrots and a bowl full of peas!
Last night he asked for “more of those peas and carrots that have my name on it.”
No Sneaky Chef required!
My only regret?
That I didn’t think of writing his name on cans sooner!