Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The snorchle snuffle snort
Big J has started doing this snorchy little snuffle face that simultaneously cracks me up and drives me crazy.
It makes me laugh, it really does. And if you squinch up your face and snort through your nose, it delights him, and he snuffles back. So you can take turns with the squinchy snorfling.
Not that any of the adults in our household would do that or anything. At least, not on camera.
But where it drives me crayayayayzy is at mealtime. Because he'll take a couple bits, and then start with the snorfling.
Which means you can't get any food into his mouth. Which makes mealtime last 37 times longer.
Which, when you are trying to get out the door and off to work but would really like to cram just a little bit of oat cereal and fruit into your kid's gullet, is very frustrating and very not hilarious.
I then wind up saying things like, "I have to be out the door in five minutes. So just think about whether you'd like some more prunes or not."
"Seriously. I'm not kidding."
Sniff sniff snorf sniff.
"OK, young man. But you're going to be hungry later."
I hear myself say these things and I just wonder who I am channeling???