Friday, September 26, 2008

Partners in Crime

Our first hint of fall is in the air. Yesterday I turned off the air conditioning and threw open the windows and sliding glass doors to the pool deck to let the cooler air inside. I love this time of year in Florida. And thankfully, I still live in a place where it is relatively safe to sleep with the windows open, which we did last night. It's great to fall asleep to the sounds of the wind rustling through the trees. But at 3:30 a.m. this morning I awoke to a sound that no one wants to hear, especially at 3:30 a.m. The dog threw up.

There it was, proof that MiniMe had not eaten her dinner. She gave it to the dog instead. And he gave it back in the middle of the night.

I don't know what I'm going to do with this kid. She's only interested in eating "snacks" and junk food. Dinnertime has been a struggle with her since she began eating solid food. In fact, when she began eating solid foods, anytime I gave her a vegetable, she would take a bite then shove a handful under her leg to hide it.

Nowadays, I make her eat her dinner in order to get dessert. She brought me her plate last night to show me she'd eaten her dinner and asked for dessert. I agreed.
She tricked me. And the dog was her partner in crime.


Lliba said...

Great post. I haven't had that many eating issues yet, but I can certainly related waking to the beautiful sounds of the dog throwing up.... also waking to the dulcet tones of one of the kids throwing up ... and now that I think about it, I think that the cat threw up in my hair one while I was sleeping (I have tried to block this out, but it's coming back now.)

Peggy said...


Loved reading this--I got here from assorted Florida blogrolls and loved reading this!

And isn't this cool weather just wonderful????

I'll be back~

NativeMom said...

to Lliba . . . cats, you gotta keep your eye on 'em.

to Peggy, Welcome to NativeMom! thanks for stopping by. and Yes, florida weather in the fall . . . you can't beat it!