What's stuck in my head the last couple of days is actually capturing some of the really teensy teeny parts of the day that are the norm, but something that phases out quickly as the children grow older. Ali Edwards compiled a week in the life album. She strapped the camera to her and captured everything from the exciting to the mundane. I want to do something similar, but base it on a month in the life... I compiled an album in October '06 and it's still one of my favorite albums to flip through. We're only 7 days into October... so I may have to get creative with the first 6 days of the month.... although ideas are brewing as I type this.
Today, during lunchtime, Samantha insisted on helping make her bologna & cheese sandwich... she's insisted in the past and I did not think of it anything more than a slight nuisance mixed with slight cuteness... this time though, I *DID* remember that camera, and whipped it out.
Granted, she was almost finished making it.. but I'm glad I will remember this now in the future. And it was the very first time she asked for ANY condiment on her sandwich... mayo. I don't know why I actually allow her to have bread, mayo, and cheese, because the only part she really eats, besides the 1st bite, is the deli meat.Maybe I keep out hope that one day, she'll eat a sandwich in the normal way, with bread? ;)
Cameron on the other hand hates bologna, hot dogs, ham, roast beef.... he LOVES peanut butter.... and he will eat PB&J's with strawberry jam, but his FAV is with gwape jelly. Just hearing his little voice with his annunciations echo in my head, makes my heart smile. just this week, Sunday to be exact, he ate all around the inside of the sandwich and left the crust behind. More pwease? he asks. How funny. As I was getting ready to make another I said, you don't like the edges? he goes, Nooooooo. lol I said, you want me to cut them off? He grins, and says, sho-wah (sure.) *giggling* The only child out of the three who does NOT like the crust. (you can't count Samantha.. she doesn't even eAt the bread!) Being the mom that I am, I cut the crust off.
And yes, he has graduated to eating two of these little sandwiches when it's time for P&J.
He also likes it when I write little C's in the peanut butter, even with the jelly covering it up.
Cameron also has this thing that he's done since his injury to his mouth back in February... he hates anything to be on his mouth. drool, food, whatever.. must wipe at it. He's decided the quickest thing possible is to just use his arms. He's been doing this for months, and I've finally caught him in mid swipe.
The end of my camera session was me telling Samantha... you have to eat that bread.. you asked for it, made the sandwich, now you gotta eat it! sighhhhhhhh she pulls this on me. It's no fair I tell ya!
Funny.. but what I didn't capture were the teensiest of little tears pooling in her eyes. Oh, the horrors of eating wheat bread with mayo & cheese! *grins*