Eat with your fingers!


Note: This marks the third installment of Things I Never Expected to Say to My Kids.*

Dearest darling Joseph decided one day that eating with his fingers, a childlike, yet acceptable thing to do given his age, was too grown-up for him.

So he dived in to his pasta directly with his face.



You’ll notice the lack of red sauce. This momma’s no fool. The Parmesan cheese was messy enough.

What do you eat, other than fruit and snacks, with your fingers and/or face? Licking out the ice cream bowl counts. I promise not to tell your mother.

*Previous editions of Things I Never Expected to Say to My Kids include “Take turns fighting with your brother” and β€œIs anyone missing their snake head?”

54 responses »

  1. Well, to answer your question, other than Ethiopian cuisine (which I ate at a restaurant once), artichokes., corn on the cob, spare ribs — you know, the obvious. You know what functions they say watermelon combines, right?

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  2. Ha ha! Great technique. I just mentioned it to hubs, and he said “Sounds familiar”. It must be a rite of passage. Once you master face-first pasta, graduate to face-first fruit, expecially watermelon. The stickier, the better!

    Reminds me of the time my daughter fell asleep in her spaghetti. With red sauce. And a utensil. πŸ™‚

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    • Falling asleep in spaghetti. Oh my goodness! And I can imagine the dilemma of never wanting to wake a sleeping child, but also… spaghetti of ALL the things!!

      Cute that the hubs remembers too. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  3. You are an extremely enlightened and long-suffering mother! I think the only time my older daughter had her face in pasta was when she was 2 – she fell asleep and head went into the dish (like yours, no sauce).

    For myself, I have to say I have cleaned out many a hummus dish with my fingers – I do try using a carrot stick, or pita bread, but nothing cleans it all out as well!

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    • Some would argue that your tongue would clean out the hummus dish better than your fingers, but you didn’t hear that from me! πŸ˜‰

      Another commenter said her daughter fell asleep in her spaghetti! But that one had sauce!! Eek!

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