Last night, Marc and I decided to visit Red Lobster. I had received a gift card for MK and all I could think about were crab legs...and root beer.
We sat down for dinner and after quite a wait, the meal arrived. Sydney has tried everything we've eaten since she was able to eat solids. It is my attempted defense against picky eater issues. She's often turned down things I thought she would love to eat (i.e. grilled cheeseburger and some pizzas) and has instead devoured things I thought she might not even touch (i.e. OLIVES and strong cheeses). The same has happened with certain types of seafood. She will sometimes eat scallops and will rarely eat shrimp. Yesterday was the first time this year I ate crab legs. Wouldn't you know it! She ate at least a 1/3 of my dinner! She refused her dinner (grilled chicken) and would only eat mine. It was certainly bittersweet for me.
I love the fact that my daughter loved the crab so much. I am a seafood fanatic and often go without because my sweet husband isn't such a fan. So, it is nice to see that my daughter showed an interest. On the other hand, I LOVE them and was somewhat hesitant to share. I rarely get to eat them. After a few minutes, I looked into her big brown eyes that were full of excitement and gave in.
Sydney is changing so quickly these days. Her speech is fantastic and she is picking up new phrases and words all the time. For example:
"How 'bout dis, Mommy?" She uses that when she'd rather not wear what we've picked out for her.
"Thank you berry much!"
"Perfeckt!" She picked this up from my stepmom this weekend and has been using it constantly.
Someone mentioned yesterday that they had to bribe their kids to get them to kiss them. Me too! I have to threaten to tickle her for kisses. :) Sometimes I have to follow through. She laughs hysterically and gives in.
She is growing up way too fast for me!