April 22, 2009

The Wonder Years

Who? What? When? Where? And the dreaded "Why, Mommy?" Ben seems to have a three-year old tick, which forces the Why-question about every seventeen seconds. In the car yesterday he asked me why over and over . . .

Ben: But, Mommy, why?

Me: I don't know, Ben. (long pause) Why do you think?

Ben: I think I don't know. Why, Mommy?

Over and over this tiny voice asks. I've started ignoring the question.

On another note, food continues to be a bit of a struggle around here. I struggle to eat less. Then I struggle to get up off of my hands and knees after cleaning up the disaster area under Cameron's high chair, never mind Cameron herself. I struggle to get healthy food into Ben. He struggles to get out of his booster seat. Struggle, struggle.

I did make a fun breakfast the other day (although I admit it didn't taste half as delicious as it looked). From Parenting magazine . . .

Breakfast Bonbons

1/4 cup sweet potato baby food
1/4 cup carrot baby food
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate)

Roll ingredients into bite-sized balls. Pick your topping . . . Sprinkles or cinnamon sugar.


1 comment:

  1. I hear you on the STRUGGLE...Oh the dinner time STRUGGLE! Caleb is finally so much better. It is all about wanting to eat to be a better baseball player - power foods. So atleast I know there is LIGHT at the end of this tunnel!

    On another note...great picture of your snack. Your blog is becoming an excellent food resource for us.

    Is the snack just for babies or did your big guy eat them too?


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