I got home today thinking that things were pretty much in order….
Sped home, picked up V, dashed to Publix and got home at a reasonable time. 6 pm. Not too shabby!
Dinner preparations began. First some peas….
I heated them up, cooled them off a little, walked over to him and slowly spilled them onto his highchair top. He giggled. I guess the sight of all those peas rolling around was quite funny.
Peas are his new favorite vegetable to eat whole. He happily picks them off his tray and stuffs them into his little mouth. During this stuff-in time, I add some cubed Edam cheese while I heat up a veggie pattie in the microwave.
My new favorite foods for him are from *surprise* WholeFoods! I know thats a huge shocker… But they do have the best gluten/wheat free selection I have found in town, and also have an interesting selection of gluten-free toddler food.
I cooled the veggie-tot down on the counter, but pick up and hand delivered it to V’s table, to his apparent delight.
One piece in. No problem. And chewed to evident delight.
Number 2 hit that little mouth and the screams that issued after could seriously have woken the dead. I spun around, only to see V clawing at his little mouth.
Oh. My. God.
I quickly figured out that it was just too hot for that tender little palate. I swear I temperature tested it before hand…. bad mummy. I felt so horrible. That little face was so red and those little eyes were clenched shut. I did an ‘extraction’…. which means that I scooped that little mess right out of his mouth. Oh man. There was a hidden chunk of potato that was hotter than everything else. Oh that poor little mouth…
But problem solved… he has such a good temperament that he quickly moved past it and went on to stuff something else in there. Oh great. Same thing. Veggie tots. Hot.
Scream. Wail. Shriek. Claw at face. Turn red. Awesome.
By this time I was almost crying myself…. more mad at myself than anything. How could I have missed that piece that was slightly hotter than everything else? So much for my temperature testing skills…..
And then…..*sigh* it happened again.
Clearly I can’t tell temperature at all. Seriously!
This time it was so hot that those little chubby fists shook with frustration while those finger tried to claw everything out of that mouth.
Again, how did I miss this. Or was it just hot enough that, piled on top of the other hot things it pushed everything over the limit.
I felt awful. AWFUL.
Bad mummy. I completely checked everything temperature-wise…. perhaps I just…. oh… I don’t know…. I still feel awful. I gave him some ice-cream to cool that little mouth of his down. We brushed his teeth and off he went to bed.
Worst Mummy Ever. Total WME event. Embarrassingly enough, on top of all of this I felt the need to share this with random Internet-slash-family.
Clearly I am just looking for punishment…