For the last couple of weeks, Tim and I have been gradually teaching James how to drink out of a ‘big boy’ cup – no lid, no straw. We are also going to be potty-training him soon . . . and at that thought, in the words of James . . “I don’t WANT to go potty in the big boy potty!” . . . so, this should be interesting. The cutest thing that he now does is order. We have taken him to a couple of restaurants where he will order his entire meal – super cuteness!!! Here’s a one example . . . .
Waitress: And what would you like for lunch?
James: Grilled cheese sanmich.
Waitress: Would you like fries with that?
James: No. . . . FRENCH fries.
(Mom: What do you say?)
Waitress: Sure! What would you like to drink with that?
James: Um . . . . . barooni and cheese (macaroni and cheese).
Mom: No, James – what do you want to DRINK.
James: OH . . . . .(thinking, thinking) . . . barooni and cheese.
Mom: (to the waitress) . . . Chocolate milk, please.
We thought it was pretty funny – but, he now does this every time he orders. We’re hoping it’s just a cute stage and that he doesn’t actually want to drink mac and cheese!