Thursday, December 17, 2009

Scoffing the one year old way

I'm feeling very proud today as our beautiful little boy turns one. We threw him a little party on the weekend and he had cake for the first time. I know, I know, there's no going back now he's had a taste of the sweet stuff, and I'll probably spend the next 15 years or so trying to get him to eat an apple rather than a chocolate bar or a biscuit, but to see him scoff his cake down (and when I say 'scoff' I mean 'SCOFF'!) like it was the most delicious thing to ever pass his lips, got me to thinking that babies do have the right idea when it comes to expressing enjoyment of food.
Think about it; a chocolate, jam filled sponge covered in blue butter cream icing just invites itself to be scoffed. It may as well have 'scoff me' written right across the front in huge letters. A delicate dessert fork simply will not do! So while I do intend to teach him some table manners (he may just have a tough time dating when he's older if he insists on burying his face in his apple pie at a restaurant!), I think I'm going to allow him to scoff for a bit longer. Afterall, life is here to be enjoyed, and food is one of the great enjoyable things in life. So the next time you have cake, feel free to scoff. Enjoy!


Happy Birthday Glitter Graphics


  1. What a darling child. Enjoy every year. Soon he'll be asking to borrow the car.

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  4. Totally agree! Let them enjoy everything!! My dad was finger paiting with my daughter when she was 3 and she has the urge to put a blue hand print on his bald's one of my favorite keepsake pix now.

  5. what a cutie!!

    i love it!!

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