Portrait of the Toddler Years. With Pesto.

I'd like to think my almost two year-old daughter could come up with a few original, out-of-the-box ideas as far as acting out. We value creativity around here and I wouldn't mind so much if she opted to:
-fingerpaint her crib slats with the anarchy A
-put daddy's wrist in water while he sleeps
-hold her breath until we let her watch news hour with Jim Lehrer
-convert to Buddhism
-sneak out at night to get a tattoo
-slip a duck into her stroller
But nope. We're stuck with the old bowl of spaghetti on the head trick.

I may not be original but I'm great fun at parties.


Anonymous Kathy from NJ said...

Are you sure it wasn't Chuck (Dooce's Chuck) who decorated her head?

6/21/07, 12:02 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

This is the gateway drug to much worse....

Send her to the convent right now.

6/21/07, 12:18 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Mmmm ... spaghetti hair. One of my favorites to clean up.

6/21/07, 12:43 PM  
Anonymous dana said...

Looks like pesto noodles. :)

Yay Thalia! Chalk one up for you!

6/21/07, 12:52 PM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

Mmmm. Pesto. At least it doesn't stain as badly as marinara.

6/21/07, 1:00 PM  
Blogger Maternal Mirth said...

With a cute face like that at least she won't have to learn how to tie a cheery stem into a knot in her mouth for entertainment ... just get some cooked pasta and VOILA! The epitomy of cuteness! :)


6/21/07, 1:12 PM  
Anonymous Karly said...

God, she's adorable! Even with the green noodle on her head!

6/21/07, 1:37 PM  
Blogger Real Life Mom said...

Nothing says, "I'm having a GOOD time," like wearing your food on your head. My Ava had pasta on her feet yesterday. Interesting, don't ask. By the way, LOVE your blog!

6/21/07, 2:12 PM  
Blogger Phoenix said...

Maybe it's not original, but it's so dam cute. Especially because I didn't have to clean it up.

6/21/07, 2:13 PM  
Blogger mothergoosemouse said...

Taking a break from sushi?

6/21/07, 2:28 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

If you want to make it really creative, just say it's a Pro-Carbs statement. Down with diets! Eat carbs! Better yet, smear them into your hair and absorb their goodness that way!

6/21/07, 3:02 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

you know, i was just doing that exact same thing with my dinner last night. :)

6/21/07, 3:17 PM  
Anonymous clickmom said...

Ladies, it's cry for a hot oil treatment! Bet her hair was bouncy, full, and shiny the next day!

6/21/07, 3:22 PM  
Blogger AndreAnna said...

What a rebel! My mom once got so mad at my sister for gagging on all her food at dinner, she mushed mashed potatoes in her hair. I will never forget the look on hew face. :)

6/21/07, 3:33 PM  
Blogger Jaelithe said...

But she looks so purdy with pesquetti in her hair!

6/21/07, 3:37 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I have to agree with clickmom - think of how soft the pesto treatment made her hair! Maybe she's just looking for a spa day out?

6/21/07, 3:37 PM  
Anonymous chris said...

How could you have resisted taking a bite out of her after that? She looks so yummy :-) And cute as always.

6/21/07, 3:40 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Mmmm... Baby con pesto. Yummy. Did you have that delivered?

6/21/07, 3:52 PM  
Anonymous MetroDad said...

Dude, in our house, if any toddler doesn't finish her dinner, she gets it thrown on her. You know. The old "eat it or wear it" rule.

6/21/07, 4:04 PM  
Blogger Jill Urbane, The Mentor Mom said...

Hey, I just did a couple of posts about fun with spaghetti in my summer boredom buster series...I guess I forgot to add this one to the list :)

6/21/07, 4:06 PM  
Blogger David said...

too cute.

now i'm hungry.

6/21/07, 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

My daughter loves spaghetti and she typically begs - BEGS! - for more parmesan cheese - not on her spaghetti but on the side and then she throws it all on the floor. It's very predictible, but it's easier to give her the cheese and then clean the floor than it is to deal with meltdown if we withhold it. Plus, even when she's making a mess, she's cute!

6/21/07, 5:27 PM  
Blogger Motherhood Uncensored said...

God. You still got it. I'm telling ya. That baby must be sucking something else out of you because you still got your funny.

6/21/07, 6:59 PM  
Blogger J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I love her eyes. SO dang cute.

6/21/07, 7:02 PM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

ONE noodle!?!? Get her over here---we'll show her how it's done---she's gotta get that entire bowl on her head to really make a head spin!

BTW, she is so adorable! Those eyes!

(and don't wish for the fingerpainting on the crib slats---you know what they use for fingerpaint then, don't you??)

6/21/07, 10:22 PM  
Blogger Slackermommy said...

Good thing there wasn't red sauce with that noodle! What is it about noodles and spaghetti sauce that makes kids want to put it in their hair?

6/21/07, 10:33 PM  
Blogger gingajoy said...

God I want to eat that kid. (!)

6/22/07, 12:00 AM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Wow, cool. Wonderbaby has exactly the same hat. Sometimes she accessorizes hers with tofu, but still. Same.

6/22/07, 8:59 AM  
Blogger owensmomma said...

Too cute! Got any garlic bread to go with?

6/22/07, 9:13 AM  
Anonymous binkytown said...

Who hasn't experimented with a little spaghetti now and then, am I right?

6/22/07, 11:12 AM  
Blogger movin'mom said...

So does she get that from om or dad?

I could see this as the cover for CHILD magazine!!!!\


6/22/07, 11:25 AM  
Anonymous the weirdgirl said...

Oh, super cute!

How about painting the crib with poop? That's always a classic. (so not fun)

6/22/07, 6:09 PM  
Blogger sweatpantsmom said...

You know, my husband does that trick. And this whole time I thought it was brilliant.

6/22/07, 9:51 PM  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

I think I started blogging shortly after you did, and yours was a blog I read a lot early on because Thalia and Rooster are so close in age. So I've seen her grow here at your site and what I really want to say is this:


6/23/07, 8:21 PM  
Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

What is it with toddlers and spaghetti? My son loves playing with it too!

6/24/07, 1:55 AM  

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