Saturday, August 29, 2009

One more...

When you were a kid, did you ever play those games where you try to shove your mouth completely full of food, but not suffocate? Like the "fluffy bunny" game, where you stuff as many marshmallows into your mouth as you can? Or the Hot Tamale game? (You know, I really enjoy those Hot Tamale candies, but they can be HOT when you have over a dozen of them in your mouth!!!)

Bug has started playing these games already...and he's not even a stupid teenager! But, for him, these games are more like the Goldfish game, or the Cheerios game, or the Mac 'n' Cheese game, or the hash brown breakfast casserole game. I just don't get it. He always wants more, even if he hasn't finished chewing and swallowing what is already in his mouth!

The other day, a friend and her 2 year old son were over playing with us. Bug was sharing his snacks like a good little boy. However, he was also shoving them into his own mouth. And shoving. And shoving. And shoving. Finally, he realized that he couldn't shove any more into his mouth. He also realized that he couldn't chew up what was already in his mouth. Of course, he figured out a solution. He opened his mouth and let that whole school of Goldfish plop out of his mouth. [Cue mommy frantically trying to clean up the half chewed Goldfish before Bug's little friend could eat any.]

And once Bug's little mouth was again free to chew away...he began shoving in more Goldfish.

4 comments:

Goldibug said...

Ahhh... The life of a toddler. My four year old still does this once in a while but for the most part he's finally realized that it really isn't worth it.

Jessica said...

I'm a lurker (found you through Heather Farley's blog)...but I love reading your blog.

My almost two-year-old does this too. Once he gets a mouthful of something, he gets this "uh oh" face, and proceeds to give me whatever is in his mouth. It grosses my sister out, but hey, it makes cleanup pretty easy. :)

Rachel Sue said...

I so LOVE this game (said, dripping with sarcasm). But usually at our house it doesn't stop with the food just falling out of the mouth. Oh no. My son loves to take it to the next level. Projectile vomit. SO fun.

mimihalley said...

haha. Yeah, I was in nursery the other day handing out snacks, and I realized one of the kids asking for more raisins didn't really have any more room in her mouth for more raisins. But she wanted them nonetheless. It made me really smile when you wrote that you had to get his half chewed pile out of the way before his friend ate them up. :) oh kids!