Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

We have made much ado in our family about forcing sweet boy #3 to eat 1/2 and 1/2 and buttered veggies and anything containing extra calories so that we can make him fatter. He was in the 95 percentile for height and the 15 percentile for weight for awhile and our Dr. wanted him a bit chubbier. Of course we talked about health and how you should eat the right amount of food for the amount of running around outside and jumping on the couch that you do. Can you tell that I was speaking to pre-schoolers?

I’m afraid that sweet boy #2 has taken this to heart and decided that the hunky hubby needed his own special 3 yr. old’s views on diet. But sweet boy #2 also though up a great prize to give the hunky hubby. Their conversation went something like this:

Sweet Boy #2–“We should get snow leopards.”

The Hunky Hubby–“Hmmmm”

Sweet Boy #2–Silent for several minutes before going in to the potty to pee with Daddy.

Sweet Boy #2–The silence is broken as they are going potty. “Daddy, you should get those things I asked you to get.”

The Hunky Hubby–“What things?”

Sweet Boy #2–an incredulous look on his face for the answer is obvious. “Snow leopards.”

Sweet Boy #2–thinks a minute, then “Maybe when you are thin you can have a snow leopard.”

The Hunky Hubby–later in front of Momma “When will I get a snow leopard?”

Sweet Boy #2–“When you are thin like me and Sweet boy #1 and Sweet boy #3 and Shamu…No Shamu is kind of fat, fat like you!”

Yes indeed. Sweet boy #2 is becoming very health conscious. For the record in case you are reading this hunky hubby. You are definitely not fat. Burly perhaps, maybe a little fluffy, but certainly not fat.


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2 thoughts on “The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

  • HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! If he’s fat then we’re all in trouble I think! 😉 Out of the mouths of babes…

  • Grandma Judy

    So…where are you going to keep the snow leopards? Your boys are certainly thinking all the time.

    I really enjoyed having you two here while you had fun at the writers conference.

    No…you can’t keep the leopards here!!

    Love to you.

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