A few weeks ago I walked into daycare and noticed that MJ was sitting in her high chair separate from the rest of the babies. She was not particularly bothered by it and was far more interested in her Cheerios. (She is alwas far more interested in her Cheerios than anything else going on around her. THANK GOD FOR CHEERIOS.) But are you as curious as I was? Why? WHY WAS SHE SEQUESTERED IN THE CORNER?
It turns out that she had been so preoccupied by smiling at baby boy S, that she could not be bothered to eat. So they had to move her to where she could no longer see S so she would focus on eating. Did I mention that she likes her Cheerios? A lot? That Vito could waltz by wearing firecrackers while singing Lady GaGa and MJ would not bother to look up from her Cheerios? And what distracts her from her Cheerios? A boy. A boy.
S is the only other baby in the room who is also mobile, so they love to play together. But last week, one of the daycare staff informed me that she had to intervene when she caught them going in for an open mouth kiss. Moms of babies, you know the kind of ::nom:: I'm talking about. Less of a kiss and more of an open- mouthed-attempt-to-eat-your-face-all-the-way-off. Still.
And I saw it with my very own eyes this week. MJ was standing, playing with a plastic fish, and S kept pulling on her ruffles and causing her to fall. Eventually, MJ turned around and went in for the full-on face plant. The scary part, though, is that she looked like she knew what she was doing. It looked intentional. My little girl is already smooching on the boys.
Here she is, practicing kissing the mirror and pretending it's S.