Picture of the Week – Jan. 1-7th (Week 1)
In keeping with the spirit of my 2012 resolutions, I took a few pictures this week in hopes of landing one really good one….and while they were all good, the one I chose is more personal than technical.
As many of you already know, I am a mom to an outstanding 21 month old toddler boy named Max. Like other moms, I think he is the cutest thing to walk the Earth and I believe that he is smarter than he should be (for this reason alone, I fear the teenage years!). This week, I captured some of his antics “on film” to share with you all: The Mr. Potato Head Incident.
I think it was Wednesday when I was making dinner for the family before my husband got home from work. I was almost done cooking and Max was fussing because he was hungry. I was making spinach stuffed chicken breast (freezer sections are wonderful!) with a side of spring veggies and mashed potatoes. The potatoes were the first thing done and I knew Max would eat them while waiting for the rest of his meal to cook, so I sat him in his high chair with a small helping on a plate and a toddler spoon to dish it with and then headed back to the kitchen to finish cooking. All was quiet, so I didn’t think much of the silence other than thinking that maybe he was just happy to be eating his potatoes until………I walked out of the kitchen to unlock the front door for my husband. What I saw made me double over laughing! Max had smeared the mashed potatoes all over his hands, arms, face, hair and we even found some on the wall behind him! Apparently, he thought they made a great conditioning treatment or he was flexing his artistic muscles!
My first instinct was to take a picture and when my husband came through the door to see what I laughing at, he immediately said the same (THIS coming from the guy that is a little peeved that I ALWAYS have my camera (s) handy!).