When you say, “That’s my food.”
"I wasn’t hungry anyway, and I love that you’ve submerged your tiny, germ-ridden hand in the mashed potatoes and gravy you hadn’t yet allowed me to eat."
Sometimes, I think back to when my kid was in the “potted plant phase.” Do you know what I mean? It’s that time when you could leave them in one spot and they magically stayed in that spot. At the time, everything was terrifying. Bringing home that little baby, trying to keep them on a feeding and napping schedule, figuring out tummy time, calling the pediatrician twice a day because they sneezed or napped too long (as if there is such a thing!). But things change and now that potted plant is a full-blown kid. We’ve moved on to new levels of terror.