Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Because I like it when my food stares back at me


A few days ago at lunchtime, Max asked me if he could have a corn dog. I was right in the middle of something, so I told him that if he would wait patiently for a few minutes, I would fix him a corn dog.

"Waiting patiently" to Max sometimes goes something like........

"MOM! MOM! I'M STARVING! I NEED A CORN DOG! I NEED A CORN DOG! PLEASE! PLEEEAAAASSSEEEE CAN YOU FIX ME A CORN DOG?!?! MOM! MOM ! MOOOOOOOMMMMM!!!!!"

You get the picture.

Since I was still at a point in my project that I just couldn't drop everything to go and feed a corn dog to my "starving" child, I asked CJ to fix it for him.
He agreed to help, and I thought that the matter was taken care of.

Until several minutes later when Max came back into the room, sobbing, with CJ following.
"Mom" CJ complained "I fixed him a corn dog and now he's refusing to eat it!"
"Why?" I asked.
"He says it's because it doesn't look like a person!"

Max calmed down enough to agree.

I looked at CJ and said "Seriously? What's wrong with you? You made a corn dog and it doesn't look like a person?"
Max said "NO! He didn't make it look like a person!"
CJ shook his head at Max and said "Max, corn dogs don't look like people, they look like corn dogs!"

So I had to leave my project and fix the corn dog so that Max would eat it.






10 comments:

Bonnie the Boss said...

Gee wiz CJ, why didn't you make it look like a person? Too funny!!! I was picturing something with a face on it, and catsup hair.

LisAway said...

I love that. You're so fancy with your playful food prep, Jill. :)

Kristina P. said...

Haha. This made me snort and giggle.

just call me jo said...

So now you're telling me that Max is borderline cannibal?? He just never ceases to amaze me. Go Max!

M-Cat said...

Really CJ needs some serio lessons on how to properly present food. It's all about the presentation!

Jessica G. said...

Are you telling me that CJ and Max have shared the same house all these years and he didn't make it look like a person? GEESH!

Karen said...

It cracks me up the little routines parents get into and then kids can't live without it!

Stacy Q said...

That's fabulous! "look like a person" I was expecting something else (more work) with splayed arms and legs (more work) or something attached (more work). Three squirts of ketchup on a plate - that's brilliant!!!

Melinda said...

Thats awesome, I made sure my kids didn't see the picture because they would for sure want me to do that to their food and yeah...thats got disappointment written all over it. :) (Ikea plates are the best!)

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

I've never seen a corn dog served like this. Clearly my life has been lacking and now I know how to fix it!