25 February 2010

am i blue?

this is what happens when you're babysitting and you give a two year old blueberries in a cup for dessert. we had to do some serious, extended water play in the sink to get rid of these stains!

31 comments:

Alle said...

well worth it I'm sure! =)

Ally said...

naw, gorgeous

hellojojo74 said...

It looks like at least she enjoyed the meal!!!

rivahman said...

love this. reminds me of when my children came out of the berry patch. after a day on berry mountain their mouths would show how many actually made it to the bucket. good memories come back. thank you.
claude d. in alaska

Abe Lincoln said...

That works but they taste better if your fingers are blue.

Matt Conlon said...

Last time we gave our 2 year olds (niece and nephew) blueberries, we were scraping them off the floor too. That wouldn't have made as cute a picture though.

RMb said...

haha, cute! this also happens (probably a lot more often than it should) when you're the mommy of a 2-year-old. :)

Julie Wilkerson said...

Your photos are so utterly captivating and inspirational! The images stay with me all day long and make me smile! You are so blessed to "see" things others would not.

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The Blog of Finleypotamus and His Little Kierbear said...

LOL My kids (ages 1 and 2) eat blueberries daily... Such a cute pic.

Angie said...

Oh, I'll bet that was SO worth it. :)

M. Gabrielle said...

Aww! That's adorable!

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Alice said...

AAAhhhhhh, but I do believe they were hoping for the extended water play. So much fun! And blueberry stains mmmm tasty!

The white rabbit said...

This is probably the cutest blog post I have ever seen.

Kisma said...

adorable...

Tim@Myfotoguy said...

Good for you. I would have been so worried about the mess with my kids and made them use a spoon. I'm getting better at letting them go and be.. kids! Nice post (and picture!)

Ms. Jules said...

And I'm sure she will remember this years from now!

Stacey said...

Amazing that she didn't get any on her sleeve!

Bat Parker said...

at least you got a good picture from it.

**Amanda** said...

Love the picture!

Leslie said...

I love the little hand!! Sorta spells out what pure joy is. Maybe adults should eat more blueberries :-)

middle child said...

You've done well. This is the way to play with a child.

Alien said...

that's so cute! i want blueberries!

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chris said...

Alle: absolutely it was worth it!

hellojojo74: that she did!! she wanted more but i diverted her attention with soap suds!

rivahman: happy to have brought back good memories. i am flooded with memories of my daughter so often when i am around this little one.

Abe Lincoln: i think you're right about the fingers…

Matt Conlon: days later, i am still finding blueberry remnants…

RMb: i wonder if you miss things like this when your kids - and grands - get older? i sure am glad i have it documented!

Julie Wilkerson: what a lovely thing to say! that comment will stay with me and make me smile! thank you!

The Blog of Finleypotamus and His Little Kierbear: me too! good antioxidants! :-)

Alice & Angie: i think i enjoyed the water play as much as the little girl did! and it was so worth it!!

Tim@Myfotoguy: this is the truth: it never even occurred to me to offer a spoon!!

Ms. Jules: i just hope she doesn't want blueberries at my house anymore!

Stacey: amazing that she didn't get any on the walls, the curtains, the towels...

The white rabbit, Kisma, Angie, M. Gabrielle, Travel Bangladesh, Bat Parker, **Amanda**, Ally: glad you liked it! she's a cutie all right!

Leslie: pure joy is right! she just kept popping them into her mouth and smiling for the camera.

middle child: this is the way to have fun!!!

Amber LaPointe said...

I've been in that position when babysitting. Not fun when the kids don't like soap.

Jules said...

I really enjoyed this post. I always sent my nieces and nephews home in a different state than when they arrived.

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Juanita said...

I was with my little 17 month old grandson today and he is my delight. The most precious moments are when he looks at me on bended knee and says with near clarity, "are you alright?", I dont know where he got it from and I dont care, he makes me smile from within.

beccatrix said...

babysitting, yes. While it can be troublesome, it is also rewarding at the same time. Especially when the kids are cute.

It's Off My Mind said...

I noticed that you enjoy blueberries. Have you tried them frozen with vanilla soy milk drizzled over them. The frozen blueberries freeze the soy milk and makes a wonderful frothy snack!

vincent said...

nice