Monday, November 14, 2005

Stalking the Wild Cheerio

We've started giving Sylvie a couple of Cheerios with each meal and as a result, I've discovered new and fascinating things about what I thought was merely another breakfast cereal. I never thought I'd say this but they seem to posess some sort of basic animal instinct for survival. Watching Sylvie trying to eat them somewhat reminds me of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom:

Sylvie stalks her prey slowly; she leans forward in her highchair and bats at the rings like a cat with a mouse until finally, her chubby fist pounces! For good measure she whacks her closed fist with the Cheerio trapped inside on the tray, stunning the crunchy oat ring sensless before bringing it to her gaping, toothless maw. Oh, but the Cheerio is a cunning creature, clinging tenaciously to the palm and temporarily thwarting Sylvie's attempt to gum it to death. She'll bite down on her thumb, then look confused--oh wait, that's not it--pull her hand back and open her fist to make sure the Cheerio is still there, then bring it back into her mouth and try to fit her whole fist inside so the Cheerio cannot escape. But the Cheerio remains safely encapsulated inside of her own hand! Oh you wily, sneaky Cheerio! When she does finally achieve her goal the Cheerio still has a trick or two up it's sleeve (or it would if it had sleeves) and will slip out on a stream of drool, seeking refuge on Sylvie's chin. She knows it's there but can't quite see it, even when she tucks her chin into her chest. At last however the o, weakened by the prolonged mauling, succumbs to a swipe of her sticky tongue and disappears into the abyss.

Another discovery on my first day as a SAHM: Who needs Starbucks when you can just add milk and ovaltine to the leftover coffee from the carafe and heat it up in the microwave? Mmm...mocha latte à la Paige.

5 comments:

Manda said...

ovaltine is better than that chocolate stuff they use anyway!!!

Believe me I've made it, ovaltine probably tastes better too....

Speaking of being healthy, baby wants McDonalds...
Must run to feed the babe
What babe?
The babe in my tummy.
What tummy?
Oh just wait you'll see!!

Robyn said...

Psst. i have a blog now...check out legendaryservice.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hey paige whats the email address to use now?
Suz

Paige said...

I still use the mac address which Theron and I share butI've been using a gmail address for my personal e-mail. Just click on the Drop me a line! link under my photo on the left side of the blog.

Manda said...

Hey Paige, you know what would be neat? If you illustrated these neat little stories you write on your blog. I could totally see stalking the wild cheerio in your style of painting......just something to think about.
You know I think you're awesome!!