Wednesday, May 25, 2005

FATHERHOOD: Oh the things you'll eat!

Photo_052505_001The other day a friend and her twin 18-month-old boy and girl are over at the house to hang out and play with Jackson, my 18mo. We're all just kind of stomping around the back patio and I'm feeding Jackson some bits of Monterey Jack cheese when my son lovingly stumbles toward me, crashes into me with a big hug, then proceeds to lower his head into my hand and spit out the wad of cheese he had been holding in his mouth for the past five minutes. Not wanting to reveal my more savage nature and just toss it out in the yard - as I would have had I been alone with the boy - I instictively and all too swiftly pop it into my own mouth. Note to self: Pre-chewed cheese is not the delicacy it might at first seem; next time, just toss it.

Now as I survey the short three years I've been a father, I realize I've put quite a number of obscenely distasteful half-eaten foodstuffs into my mouth - something I never could have imagined in my kidless years.

4 comments:

Mary said...

Yikes!!!! I would never do that.

Marj said...

OH DAN! How low have we stooped?! This totally cracks me up! I'm laughing out loud because not only is it funny and disgusting , but it reminds me of my own horrible new habits ever since becoming a mother. I am desperately trying to stop myself from picking off the rice and other stuck on food stuffs from off my kids' clothes (right after a meal) and stuffing them right into my own mouth as a way of cleaning their clothes. I almost can't believe that I do such a thing, but I DO! A few times I have caught myself eating food off of their clothes in front of family and friends and then I feel quite stupid and ill mannered. People must thing "how disgusting!" OH OH OH, how low I have fallen from grace. Hopefully this too will pass. ;o)

Laughing with you,
Marj

Dan said...

It only get more intersting as you and the kids get older....

sasha said...

Oh Dan, that story is a common one for me. Oh, so many pre-chewed items have gone into my mouth. While most have stayed there and gone down, a few quickly came back out and went where they were supposed to in the first place. --sasha