Annie is so verbal now. She talks all the time, and unlike when she was a bit younger and just babbled, now she is saying actual things. We may not always understand them, but she is saying words that SHE thinks we’ll understand. Usually after some pointing and the like, we figure out what she’s trying to say.
Her current favorite words are for foods, and she’ll use her newfound verbal skills to score herself some grub. She’ll walk into the kitchen and go “Oh boy, FOOOOOOD!” If Mike or her gramma is within earshot, she’s guaranteed to get a cookie.
She doesn’t just want sweets though… she’ll eat anything. Maddie was picky, so I definitely appreciate that Annie is not. But like I said – she’ll eat ANYTHING. Seriously. Tonight I was eating Seaweed Snacks from Trader Joes, and Annie kept pulling at my arm and whining to get some. That’s right. Dried pieces of seaweed.
Her harassment is even worse if it’s a food she recognizes because she’ll name it. “Mama’s Toast! Want peese!”
I hate sharing my food but I can’t resist good manners, man.
She’s so food crazy that anytime one of us is in the kitchen she thinks it’s time for a meal. Other times all I have to do is unwrap something and she’ll come running saying, “More! Moooooore?”
Sure Annie, you can eat this envelope I was opening.
I think all of this is taking its toll on Mike. Yesterday I walked into the kitchen at 11:30 PM and was shocked to run into him. I’m always the last one to bed, but there Mike was, standing in the light of the open refrigerator.
“Mike! What are you doing?”
“Um…I’m eating some ice cream.”
“At 11:30 at night?”
“Yeah, I know. I just wanted to eat some ice cream in peace without having Annie up in my face whining, ‘More, more!’ Is that wrong?”
“No…but now you have to share with me.”
Ha! Night eating….a family tradition since 2008.
We have almost 4 year-old twins. Once they realized the awesomeness of ice cream, my husband and I would get our treats after bed time. I’d send him out to get Sonic while I made sure they were really asleep. Same applied to fast food cheeseburgers.
Now, we live in Poland so no fast food and no late-night ice cream runs. Needless to say my husband has lost 20 pounds, and I’ve lost 12.
Our neice can only sign ‘more’ but after reading this… I’m sure that the words aren’t far behind.
Our big one was always ‘again! aaaagaaaaaaaiiiiiin’
you have my sympathy, midnight snacking is no fun when it’s a toddler forced secret activity
Too funny! Our daughter (same age as Annie) is the exact same way. We have to wait until bedtime to eat snacks, and clarify anytime we go into the kitchen and are “NOT EATING!!”
awww how cute “oh boy, FOOD” too, too funny
I sneak food all the time- I even hide my snacks or treats in secret locations so I can chow in peace. Kids are like vultures!
Lol, I have caught myself hiding stuff from the kids before…. Man I thought I was the only one!
We have hidden many a treat high on the shelves so my husband and I can eat them in peace. We happen to have a gummy bear stash in my husband’s closet ;).
LOL…same deal in our house. Even if my son and I have the same exact stuff on our plates, he wants mine.
Don’t take this the wrong way…but she sounds like my dog! (Knowing your love for Rigby, you won’t take it the wrong way…)
If he happens to be outside or gone when I eat something it feels like I’m sneaking food because that dog begs for everything…even when I eat a bowl of cereal! I feel guilty when I don’t share.
My husband’s buddies were over the other night and I over heard him saying to them (while they are eating ice cream) “shhh, don’t clang your spoons on the bowl or Rachel will hear you and then you will have to share with her”
Rachel is 18 months and I regularly compair her to our dog – the sound of anything that may be food being opened causes them both to come running!
I totally wait until the kids ar tucked in and then I enjoy a nice bowl of ice cream!
katrina @ They All Call Me Mom says:
Oh, yeah…I hate sharing my food, too. Unfortunately with nine kids, I’ve gotten quite used to it. I hide in the pantry to eat things I don’t want to share. They usually sniff me out, through. But at least I’ll get a few bites in before I’m discovered.
We always eat dessert after the kids are in bed. So awful of us and sadly short lived!
Precisely why I wait until the kids are in bed to eat my treats. So bad, but I like to eat somethings in peace and quiet without sharing.
My daughter is the same, she’ll eat anything. One time she was sitting with her daddy who was having a late dinner (we had already eaten) and she says “You know daddy, I like chips too….” He hates sharing even more than I do, but he couldn’t say no to that.
Oh, Mike and Heather…I feel for you!
I have a three year old and ten month old and when my oldest was a baby, if he saw me eating ANYTHING, he would go ballistic and start sobbing, even if it was something he didn’t like or couldn’t eat (ex: steak or broccoli). It got so bad that I had to eat in the kitchen or feed him and put him in a walker in front of me so he couldn’t turn around and look. I had to eat like a criminal – no letting the fork clink on the plate!
It sucked going to our good friend’s house for BBQs – I remember hiding behind one of their couches, on the floor, eating, while my son was playing on the other side.
It’ll get better…and then you’ll have another one.
LMAO! I remember those days as well… fun huh? sneaking to eat so you won’t have to share… lol the joys of parenthood… sharing…
My youngest will also eat anything. She will also try anything. So even if she doesn’t like it, she did at least try it. Like squash at the grocery store last week, that a sample lady was passing out. She took a bite, made a face and spit it into the trash. At least she tried it. Right? Now when we get to the free cookie row, she always asks for 2.
These posts always make me giggle
OMG, I totally relate! My youngest is allergic to everything so I need to avoid those delicious treats too otherwise she starts pathetically begging for it. And yes, it’s not beneath me to hide behind the refrigerator shoveling in her forbidden treats.
Kristin (MamaKK922) says:
Cynthia Scott Pascual says:
Oh my, Annie is way too cute!
We had to decipher many of our daughter’s names for things & reminiscing about it 17 years later has me cracking up about the “adorability” of toddler babble. At about the same age as your Annie, when Hayley wanted her pacifier (she called it a “B”- “B” for Binky), she would say quite clearly, “Where’s the B?”. Mc Donald’s was “I wanna go fwries” and “amit tamay, peese” (phonetically) was akin to “give it to me”. Just this year, I finally figured out what she meant by “ahpahteement” ….it was APARTMENT (I know, duh for me)! Like Annie, she wasn’t a very picky eater either, but the sound of cereal (one of our fav snacks, especially Capn’ Crunch), being poured from the box would have her running if she was anywhere within earshot exclaiming, “cereal- mohkkie!”, but my favorite hands down, was her word for spaghetti with meatballs. I was mortified when we went out to eat one night & she proudly declared to the waitress, ” I WANT BALLS”! She still loves her some pasta, but thank goodness, she no longer asks for balls (at least in public)…now all of us use that word around the house, “Do you want balls for dinner or should we have tacos?”…strange how those family “jokes” stick over the years!
Our youngest (not quite 2 1/2) LOVES those Trader Joe’s seaweed snacks–the wasabi flavored ones! It’s crazy because they have a fairly strong wasabi kick to them too. I had to tear into a package for her before we could even make it home the other day. Funny thing was, she dropped a small piece on the floor of my car and didn’t notice…that is until a couple of days later when I was trying to buckle her into her car seat and she was screaming for the seaweed. And of course I let her eat it because almost nothing is harder than trying to buckle a resistant child into a car seat—it’s like they have super human toddler strength and I am no match!
My toddler twins will eat the whole container of Trader Joes seaweed if I let them. They love it – I am glad to read that they are not alone. Annie is so adorable.
Heather, if you aren’t doing it already, I would suggest you write down the things Annie says, funny ways she pronounces things, etc in a journal. My kids are all in their 20’s and they still quote from their journals or ask me to retell stories of things they would say when they were young. Priceless!
Annie is such a cutie and so smart! I know you guys are proud parents and Maddie is a proud sister!
Funny post Heather! Made me laugh :). We have four young boys (19mo, 3, 5, and and if we want to actually eat whatever is on our plates in peace, we have to leave the kids with my mom and eat out! Our 3 and 5 year old each had four helpings of dinner tonight. I believe a second mortgage when they hit their teens is in our future.
The sunglasses happy face is a typo. That’s suppose to be an eight, but it probably sums my eldest up just as well!
HaHaHa. Late night refrigerator raids FTW!
But, Heather: How can you expect Mike to share with you when don’t like to share? LOL! Just kidding. =P