February 08, 2005

Of Dogs And Toddlers

Since she turned two, The Girl has mostly stopped eating dog food. She seems to understand that that is pretty yucky. That's not to say she leaves the dog's food and water alone though.

While I was diapering The Baby this morning, I heard splashing. When I got to the kitchen, I found two soaking wet pink socks sitting on the wood floor and her brother's big stuffed Clifford in front of the dog food. After dancing in the dog water, she'd decided to feed the stuffed animal.

I said, "Let's not stick our feet in the dog's water. He has to drink it."
"Is that yucky?"
"Dog food is yucky for my mouth. Hobbes eats it."
"Just because he eats yucky food, doesn't mean he needs yucky water."
"I like to stick my feet in Hobbes' water."

Yes, I apparently am just keeping a mini-wading pool in the kitchen.


It's very difficult to refute the logic of a 2 year old. They come with no preconcieved notions. It's simply what I like and what I don't like.

Hopefully she won't take Hobbes' lead on places to lick. That could get yucky.

Posted by: MarcV at February 8, 2005 11:22 AM

Isn't it funny how closely confoundingly cute and downright fustrating coincide? I'm trying to appreciate the cuteness, but my frustration just keeps creeping in..

Posted by: Lenise at February 8, 2005 03:38 PM

That is so cute and funny, especially since it isn't my child ;-)

Posted by: chris at February 9, 2005 02:20 PM

i just wonder why some marketing genius has not made toddler food that looks like dog food. or dead bugs. my kids were the pickiest eaters known to man, but they'd always go for dog food or dead bugs.

Posted by: amy at February 9, 2005 05:50 PM

Our cats have a fountain that circulates the water to oxygenate it and make it taste more like a real mountain stream (yeah). Bet your girly would LOVE that.

Posted by: Kristin at February 10, 2005 04:48 PM

Just be glad she hasn't decided to bathe the stuffed animals.

I tried that once, using the toilet because the sink was too high to reach; that blue rabbit was never the same again.

Posted by: Tom Jackson at February 14, 2005 11:48 AM