I'd like to say these pictures are a result of my excitement for the upcoming Eclipse movie release, and that I decided to go all theme-y for this post and take cute pics of my son as a baby vampire ............. but really they're just another example of crappy parenting at its finest. Sweet.
You know how that last hour before dinner's on the table is kindof like, well, hell? You're trying to finish clean-up from lunch (cut me some slack), the kid(s)'s clinging to your ankle like its a life preserver, and you're just realizing that you're missing some key ingredient to the meal you're trying to prep. About this time of day I'm desperate for Mason to fly the coop and play on his own (which usually involves him fooling around in cabinets while I pretend not to notice), and today was no different. He's recently discovered all the wonderous joys of the pantry and can usually be found lurking around there, taking spices off the lowest shelf and dropping them on the floor (who doesn't find that fun is what I'd like to know).
Of course today, he stumbled across food colouring. And it is terrifying to do the routine baby-check and discover red pouring out of your child's mouth. I honest-to-god almost had a heart attack ("Oh my god he's bleeding! Its pouring out of his mouth! Why isn't he crying? Does he have all his teeth? Holy crap, Jamie's going to be PISSED!") until I discovered the flip-top lid of red on the ground. Given that I've seen the way he eats I'm still rather surprised that Mace was able to keep it all contained to his mouth area, but the proofs' in the pictures ... he did. What a star.
Luckily this wasn't anything big, just another reason why I suck at parenting. The dye washed off quite easily, and I now eagerly await the answer to the question "What happens to your poop when you pound a 1/2 bottle of food colouring?".
I should add that the meal I was prepping was, in fact, delicious and well worth sacrificing my child's bowels to dye for.
Though the above story doesn't make it sound that way it was actually super-easy to prep, and will definitely be making its way into our weekly repetoire of meals.
Just make sure your kid doesn't get into the food colouring while you're cooking. It can happen. Trust me.