Friday, April 01, 2011

Why I don't like to share

I made the mistake of giving Wyatt a bite of my cereal once.  Because I have Celiac's Disease, I am severely limited on cereal choices and I am pretty protective over what I can have.  I am eternally grateful to the makers of Chex cereals, for having such a fabulous assortment of gluten free flavors.  My very favorite is Cinnamon Chex and no, you may not have any.

Anyhow, back to Wyatt.  You know, when your baby is all "Waah!  Waaah!" in your face when you're just trying to enjoy your breakfast?  And the only thing you can think of is that you just want a little peace and quiet while you eat?  So I gave him a bite.

That was really dumb.

He now makes it his daily goal to break into my cereal boxes.  The nerve.  He never gets very far, because I am a tyrant when it comes to my cereal and he becomes very, very afraid of the cabinet where it is held.

Until this day:

He is sticking his hand in my box!

Do you see his determination?  He is determined to disobey.  The nerve.  I thought the desecration that had been done to my box was enough so I put it on the counter, out of his reach.

On another note, guess who got taller?

Aaaaand round two.
At this point, I have decided that he is so much like me (MUST.GET.TREAT.) and this is funny.  I will watch his struggle because it is futile.  Muahahaha!  Well, I will watch until it looks like he has punctured my precious.  Oh yeah, I went there.  Try not being able to eat 75% of the yummies in your own house!
Now, for those of you who would like to experience a piece of what gives me the constant giggles, please enjoy this next video:

 "Mommy tells me to use my words but words don't make her give me what I want.  SO I SCREAM!"

To the end of my story...  I put the cereal away with a very firm "NO" directed at the cabinet door.  I calmed him down.  We watched some Calliou.

And then a while later, it was very quiet on the Wyatt front.

He found the open box. 

After all that hard work, I decided to let him enjoy his spoils.  After all, it was the Honey Nut Chex.  Not my precious.

Some of you might be wondering why I don't just move the cereal.  Well, you see, if I move it, it will end up in one of the upper cabinets.  And then Jim will eat it.  And I'll have to go all Gollum on him.  I'd rather limit those experiences to those who might not remember them.  I'm just sayin'.


Brazenlilly said...

hahaha! Yes, I WONDER where he gets that tenacity from? Hmmm? I love in the second video when his scream is almost like a bark! Still a cutie, though!

Becky said...

Oh- I love it. His little "help" and "open" are just so sweet. And those it wrong that I was laughing? I love that he just won't give up...eye on the prize buddy!

Tibbslove said...

I too laughed out loud at his screams. How could I not!? He's adorably tenacious. What a sweet baby boy. And you're a good Mommy too.

Danielle Brown said...

I totally get it - Andy is VERY protective of his Honey Nut and Cinnamon Chex at well! :)

Aj said...

Heavens to Betsy, I want to pinch his cheeks. Which would not subside the shrieking eel noises, but I would have to giggle more. I don't know if he and Josephine can ever hang out - they may spend the entire time waxing eloquent about the injustices of having a mother. Or comparing cheek sizes. I must admit I throw chocolate (or as Abel says, "Chocklick") chips her way just to get her to toddle off and give me space for just a few seconds. Then she wants to share her treasure with me: sigh. The preciousness may be the end of us. :)

Anonymous said...

addorable and hilarious, and somehow, it's stirring a memomory or two from my dim, distant past of an equally adorable, determined young one...gender: female, whom I love completely, and for whom this is so well-deserved. :} of life, ya know!
Love, your grinning Mom

Nina said...

The cutest most adorable cereal bandit I've ever seen. I have a diabetic and I have found some odd places to hide things. I understand (:

woosterweester said...

You can just write my posts for me. I love your sense of humor and your kids are just too stinkin' cute. And by the way, the word verification for this comment is "guitacer" toy meets rock band? I just figure that would be something right up your alley.