Ever since Pequita started eating solid food, when we offer her another bite before she is ready she opens her mouth wide to show us that thank you, no, her mouth is occupied. Monito jumped right on this bandwagon with glee. Mostly, it has been useful as we know their intentions very clearly - quite the blessing with two kids spending most of their time in Tantrum Town. I wistfully took pictures of this the other day, though, as I can see the day coming when they'll just say 'no thank you'. I am well aware that this is one of those crazy things only a mother loves, but here you go - a full on view of my kids' train crashes. (And Auntie Kiko, if you teach them that little game you have to feed them til they turn 18.)
I'm a suburban woman on a quest for the simple life on our 10 acres in the Fingerlakes region of New York. I am living the dream and staying home to raise my two kids while my wife and I try to renovate our 150 year old farmhouse and keep the grapevines from consuming the house. We are a free-range family, and I spend my days with the kids crafting, gardening, canning fruit, and keeping the peace. Some days I'm lucky enough to fit in a little knitting.