Friday, January 11, 2008


Dearest Norah,
I wanted to pass this bit of information along, because frankly, it's long overdue.

That cute "motorboat" sound that comes out of your mouth..with every bit of gusto from your 6.5 month old little body, it's adorable! It really is. How you vibrate your little lips together making us check twice for the fisherman that's sailing around our house. It's adorable when we're playing on the floor and your inches from a toy that you really want, it's adorable when you see your bottle but can't get it in your mouth fast enough, and it's really adorable when you're so tired and can't seem to get to your crib soon enough to satisfy.

But what's not adorable, my dear Norah, is when you're practicing the "chew and swallow" skill (that doesn't seem to be going as smoothly as I remember from past years) and your mouth is full of rice cereal/oatmeal/sweet potatoes/squash/or anything else I've pureed for you...and you bring out the "motorboat."

I take that back, it was adorable...the first day. But it's no longer, during this 4th week.

Signed,
Your pleading mommy

8 comments:

Melanie, Who am I ? said...

Oh! How can anything out of that cute little face be anything other than adorable?

Leslie said...

That is so funny. But even though she is the cutest thing ever, she needs to understand the mouth full concept soon...as do my boys. I really hate to be spat at! She looks like such a sweetie pie nonetheless.

4 little men said...

What a cutie!

Sorry i'm so slow at saying HI! back! Thanks so much for checking out my blog. Hope you come back!

have a great weekend!

peace out, BC

MCK Mama said...

Too bad they don't make sneeze guards for mommy's faces like they make for salad bars!

MAN, that girl is gorgeous. Loved seeing the upclose photo of her!!!

Carrie said...

I'm quickly becoming quite addicted to your unique, funny, and heartfelt writing style.
What pretty eyes your daughter has!

Ehlan said...

Yes, Olivia went through the motorboat while eating stage too...Not too much fun. Glad it's done now!! :)

Amy said...

I love Geneva's name!

Allison said...

That is a precious picture. My little ones are fond of the simultaneous motorboat/eating move too. Maybe we need to start wearing one of those capes like the hairdresser makes you wear when we feed them?