The Petit Appetit

I always wondered why babies spend so much time sucking their thumbs. Then I tasted baby food.

Robert Orben, American Humorist

I think I'm ready. I know Oliver is just about there too. What I mean is, I'm getting emotionally and spiritually ready to put solid food into Oliver's mouth. I wasn't even near this a few weeks back. And when a girlfriend of mine mentioned that she thought Oliver was ready at 4 months, I just about panicked! No way! I was thinking, secretly, of keeping him on breast milk only for a full year! I had read somewhere that the French don't feed their babies anything but breast milk for that long. Well, I knew that would probably be just fantasy, and now, I'm actually looking forward to spoon feeding him. But... it's taken me a while to even begin to get used to that idea, let alone do it. And I haven't yet. I'm going to wait at least one more week. Or two.

Then there're all the different Cuisinart's to choose from. Hmmm, which to buy? And what to feed him?

So I did what I've always done. I ordered about 5-6 books off of Amazon. I have the first one in my hot little hands now and I can't wait to crawl into bed and start reading it. I'm dreaming of how awesome it will be to cook for this little one. He's my fresh start. I get to try my best to do it right and give him wholesome things to eat.... while I stuff hamburgers under my shirt.

See, I just don't know how I'm going to get my junk food fixes in, especially when he watches me like a hawk. I suppose I'll have to sneak in the gummy bears, snicker's bars, dove bars, kopp's sundaes, culver's burgers, BK kids meals (I'm stopping. This list is getting embarrassingly long!)... after he goes to bed. This is how an alchie must feel... finding ways to covet secret desires. mmmmm.... I just love candy and ice cream. And french fries. And those cute little toys they give out with BK with the kids meals. I have quite a collection on my desk at work.

This isn't going to be easy on either of us... I'm referring to Matt who's a bigger junk food junkie than me!