Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Messiest kid

It's possible that Benjamin is the messiest kid on the face of the planet. He can use a fork he simply chooses not to. No, really, he literally chooses not to.

The other night we reminded him to use his fork and he said, "I don't want to!"

"But you're getting so messy!" I protested.

"I know!" he smiled. "I want to take a bath!"

Tricky little boy! He'd gotten filthy during a meal last week so Andrew gave him a bath and once he figured out that if he treated mealtime like he was auditioning for Extreme Messy Eating he would earn a bath he started smearing his face with food every night.

It was getting so ridiculous that Andrew eventually told him he wouldn't get a bath no matter how messy he got. So we've been washing him off with a washcloth or at the kitchen sink after meals, which isn't quite as much fun as a bath. Here's hoping he decides to start using a fork again!

It's a good thing he's cute...

(And, nope, I don't bathe my kids every night—not if I can help it!)

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