Monday, April 27, 2009

Let Her Eat Cake

A daily conversation:


7:30 AM "What's for dinner?"


"It's breakfast time now CC."


8 AM "I want cake!"


"No CC, we can't have cake right now. How about cereal?"


"NO! I want ketchup and a 'poon."


9 AM (after a full breakfast of banana, strawberries, blueberries and Kix)

"What's for dinner?"


"We just ate CC!"


10AM "I want a nack!" (usually crackers)


11AM more crackers...


noon "What's for dinner?" (include a pb&j, apple pieces, string cheese and anything else she can think of)

RIGHT AFTER THIS..."I want a nack!"

"AHHH no it's naptime now"

3,4,5pm more of the same (in which she snacks on raisins, yogurt, fruit snacks, raviolis, anything I can think of and yes, even candy if I'm desperate...which I usually am)

5pm dinner time

6&7PM "I want dinner!!" followed by a glass of milk and a final snack and bedtime...



So I ask you? Is it boredom, is it an emotional attachment to food at age 2? Is it a toddler's cries for her mother's attention through food, is it a tapeworm, or does she simply like to see the nervous twitch I've developed whenever I hear the words "dinner" or "nack" in which I close my eyes while holding my head and weeping followed by a gnashing of teeth??????



But, I digress from the real reason for this post:


Friday was my baby's birthday. The girl with the flash and sparkle, the Himalayan personality. Who gets the joke, who will say "now that's funny!" after SHE says something. Who loves adventure, who sings herself to sleep and awake, and sings herself into the spotlight. Who has a lioness temper with a dollop of grizzly bear, and who will cry at the very sight of human suffering of any kind. Whose eyes illuminate the canvas of her soul...and she's a masterpiece.


I adore you, Cecilia.

14 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Wow, that cake is awesome! And if I could eat cake at every meal, I would.

Jillene said...

She sounds like my 3 year old. And that cake is awesome!!

R Max said...

Wow - I want to eat at YOUR house!

Donna said...

She's such a cutie and she sounds like she has a great personality too. What a great cake!
I relate to the food thing. When my son was that age he wanted to eat a lot too. I don't know what it is, either. It drove me crazy too!

Jeana said...

Happy Birthday to CC! I'm so excited for her. Looks like she had a great birthday.

Finding Joy in the Moments said...

Your story sounds like the one in my heart that has never been written. You express me perfectly. I eat for all the reasons you mentioned and I enjoy every minute of it. How fun! Happy Birthday CC!!

Erin said...

We are always eating at my house too.

Cute cake!

**the muirs** said...

Rachel, I just LOVE reading your posts! You're such a good writer! Anyway, Happy Birthday CC!

Robin said...

Maybe it's a girl thing, my grandson's don't eat well at all. Oh yeah, then there's Monica "the twig"..........

The cake looked great. Happy Birthday Cecelia Grace.

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday CC! What a great cake!

Melissa said...

What a sweet post! (My kids are always asking when it's lunch time, and then after lunch, denying that we ever had it). The cake is awesome!

Kristina P. said...

Rachel, I just wanted to check in with you, and make sure you're doing OK! Haven't heard from you in a while!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

What a rockin' cake!!!!!!!!!!! WOW, now I'm really hungry...

Dominique News said...

CC is so cute and fun to be around!