Monday, December 17, 2007

Please Pass the Butter

Who likes to eat straight butter? I will say that the addition of butter makes most things divine and is the secret ingredient for many professional kitchens, but gorging on butter a la carte does not gourmet dining make.

However, don't expect babies to agree with you. At least mine, and she's not alone. I've had to hide butter from three of my four, if for nothing else so I don't have to gag while watching their veins clog before my very eyes as they happily lick their greasy little fingers.

I can promise you that I've never had a thing for straight butter. Do you have a butter eater in your house? Have you ever known one? It qualfies for its own kid lable: Butter Eater. As in: Oh, she's a Butter Eater.

This is not something to be proud of and usually causes others to flinch inwardly as they try to suppress their own gag reflex and tingles of disgust go up and down spine.

Note the glistening butter shine -- and the happy face
(Ava, being the youngest, does the most entertaining things. It's a phenomenon I've mentioned in a previous post. As a result, she has an inordinate amount of posts starring her. I apologize to my other kids. I love you too.)


Celia Fae said...

Sick. My kids love butter too, and Max still hasn't grown out of it. They spoon huge globs on their toast. The funny thing is, I don't remember liking butter unless it was mixed with sugar. Remember sugar and cinnamon toast? Yum.

janelle said...

Sugar and cinnamon toast is still a favorite at our house. It's good on warm tortillas, too--with butter, of course.

Paige said...

I immediately thought of Max when you mentioned this. Ava is so little and adorable- it would only be gross if you gave her a spoon to eat it!

And I agree with you about the youngest thing- I could write about Bea for hours, but have to rack my brain to think of anything about the twins. I think I just block everything they do out due to the naughty. Today they told me they WANT coal in their stocking because it will keep them warm.

Nortorious said...

I knew a guy who put butter in his hot chocolate. That's gross.

mamasuisse said...

Hi Janelle. There are many worse things they could eat. My nephew, Chris, will always have "Poo Poo Eater" on his resume. But I did have to work hard to control my gag reflex while reading your post. I'm excited to read more of your blog - it makes me feel so good to witness other people's kids getting into as much mischief as mine do.

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