Portrait of the Toddler Years. With Pesto.

I’d like to think my almost two year-old daughter could come up with a few original, out-of-the-box ideas as far as acting out. We value creativity around here and I wouldn’t mind so much if she opted to:

-fingerpaint her crib slats with the anarchy A
-put daddy’s wrist in water while he sleeps
-hold her breath until we let her watch news hour with Jim Lehrer
-convert to Buddhism
-sneak out at night to get a tattoo
-slip a duck into her stroller

But nope. We’re stuck with the old bowl of spaghetti on the head trick.

I may not be original but I’m great fun at parties.

35 thoughts on “Portrait of the Toddler Years. With Pesto.”

  1. Are you sure it wasn’t Chuck (Dooce’s Chuck) who decorated her head?

  2. With a cute face like that at least she won’t have to learn how to tie a cheery stem into a knot in her mouth for entertainment … just get some cooked pasta and VOILA! The epitomy of cuteness! 🙂M&M

  3. Nothing says, “I’m having a GOOD time,” like wearing your food on your head. My Ava had pasta on her feet yesterday. Interesting, don’t ask. By the way, LOVE your blog!

  4. Maybe it’s not original, but it’s so dam cute. Especially because I didn’t have to clean it up.

  5. If you want to make it really creative, just say it’s a Pro-Carbs statement. Down with diets! Eat carbs! Better yet, smear them into your hair and absorb their goodness that way!

  6. What a rebel! My mom once got so mad at my sister for gagging on all her food at dinner, she mushed mashed potatoes in her hair. I will never forget the look on hew face. 🙂

  7. I have to agree with clickmom – think of how soft the pesto treatment made her hair! Maybe she’s just looking for a spa day out?

  8. How could you have resisted taking a bite out of her after that? She looks so yummy 🙂 And cute as always.

  9. Dude, in our house, if any toddler doesn’t finish her dinner, she gets it thrown on her. You know. The old “eat it or wear it” rule.

  10. My daughter loves spaghetti and she typically begs – BEGS! – for more parmesan cheese – not on her spaghetti but on the side and then she throws it all on the floor. It’s very predictible, but it’s easier to give her the cheese and then clean the floor than it is to deal with meltdown if we withhold it. Plus, even when she’s making a mess, she’s cute!

  11. ONE noodle!?!? Get her over here—we’ll show her how it’s done—she’s gotta get that entire bowl on her head to really make a head spin!BTW, she is so adorable! Those eyes!(and don’t wish for the fingerpainting on the crib slats—you know what they use for fingerpaint then, don’t you??)

  12. Good thing there wasn’t red sauce with that noodle! What is it about noodles and spaghetti sauce that makes kids want to put it in their hair?

  13. So does she get that from om or dad? I could see this as the cover for CHILD magazine!!!!CARBS AT THEIR BEST

  14. I think I started blogging shortly after you did, and yours was a blog I read a lot early on because Thalia and Rooster are so close in age. So I’ve seen her grow here at your site and what I really want to say is this:OHMYGODSHEISSODELICIOUSLYCUTE!!!!!!

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