What? I am innocent of the crimes of which I have been accused. Innocent, I say!
This is what happened on a particular day when the boys had greek yogurt, sliced cherries, and whole-wheat bread with Nutella spread. Henry decided to paint the entire table with the yogurt. I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry. I asked, "Did you do this, Henry?" He said "No!" but the Nutella around his lips and the yogurt on his fingers clearly marked him as the guilty party.
|You see, Mommy? THIS is what happens if the phone rings during breakfast.|
I gave up and laughed (and grabbed the camera) when I saw how Henry had flung the cherries all over. He got a very firm, "No throw!" and a time out, but I do not think he felt very guilty.
While the painting was a one-time event (hopefully), the sneaking off with Nick's leftover breakfast is a common occurrence in our home. I have no idea where this child puts all the food he consumes. Ah, well. I think I'd rather have a problem like this than picky eaters. Besides, perhaps this is a sign of an early interest in the arts. You never know.