Friday, August 15, 2008

Don't Try This at Home

Let me set the scene. It is 11:30am. Audrey and Marissa have refused to eat much breakfast and are thus complaining that they are STARVING. Trent has just waken up from a 3 hour nap since he woke up this morning at 6:30am and didn't have the best night last night anyway due to hayfever. Trent is one hungry dude now. I'm hungry, well because I just am. I need to feed Trent and make the girls lunch before they whine me to death. So what do I decide the solution is? I ask Audrey to feed Trent. Interesting. Let us just say that I think there was more food ON Trent than IN him. He managed to steal the spoon from Audrey half way through, so Audrey gets another spoon which he also manages to steal. I take the spoon back and wipe it off for Audrey to recommence with the feeding. Well, in the mix is Marissa who has decided that if AUDREY gets to feed "Dude" than SHE does too. So Marissa gets her own spoon and climbs up on the chair with Audrey and proceeds to "feed" Trent too. Messy, messy, messy. I guess it all worked out in the end though. Trent got fed.....mostly, Audrey and Marissa weren't whining any more, and I managed to get lunch made without too many distractions. I should have taken a picture of the kids though. Trent was COVERED in Cheddar Broccoli soup and Audrey had it in her hair and on her clothes. Marissa ended up the cleanest, however SHE was the biggest contributor of the mess! Go figure.


bkjcrandall said...

You are a very daring girl there Michelle. I can't sayu I have EVER let any of my kids feed any of my other kids. To big of a mess that I DON"T want to clean up. :) I don;t even like to have the older kids help me cook. v I just dont want ot deal with the mess. Very daring. Way to be a good mom though and just live in the moment.

Amy E said...

Ok, I'm disappointed in you, Shelly. I cannot BELIEVE you let your girls do this with Trent....without taking a dang picture!!! I'm laughing and now want to see what this looked like. :)