Sunday, August 31, 2008

Baby Steps


Mi likkle gentleman is a very slim toddler. Some might say mawga, an' he doesn't have de heftiest appetite, but am pleased he's now eatin' a broader variety. He eats:

Half of any of these things: Banana, egg, apple, carrot, cup of broccoli or porridge wid any milk.

One of any of these things: handful of cheese cubes, walnuts, or almond slices; cookie; small bowl of any soup, vegetable, or rice an' peas.

Two of any of these things: sardines (single fish, not 2 tins), slices of bread (no crust)

He likes water, orange juice an' coconut water. Thank God.

Mi cousin was tellin' mi how one of her Kindergarten students pushed (no, shoved -- no, shub!) down another student, an' bust him head. She'd scolded de student, an' he was angry, so bein' unable to vent his anger on her, he merely turned to de nearest classmate, an' topple over student an' desk wid one raahtid shub (shove). After EMTs an' all dem left de scene, she still figurin' out how him coulda do that in her class. (Ah told her about "Large" an' she told me about that kid.) "Best to avoid dem, sometimes," was her conclusion. "'Cause some a dem really troubled." By de way, she mentioned that in that student's family, bein' scolded by a woman is a no-no. Oh. Well, then.

P.S. Re mi post about names, ah found out that a candle-maker's a "chandler."

9 comments:

Abeni said...

How old is yuh likkle man now? Mawga doh mean sick so he good to go

Melody said...

He's about 1&1/2 y-old, Kam -- babies his age seem chubbier, but him sturdy, praise God.

Ruthibelle said...

Kids like Large and the one your friend describe are the reason some ppl will NOT put them foot in a classroom anytime soon... box down and spanking that little behind come too naturally...

Jdid said...

my son got this big cut on his face a few months back when he had to defend himself at daycare. who knew 2 year olds were so vicious chile almost needed stitches

Melody said...

OMG! Ah can only imagine how yu deal wid that, J, between what mi cousin was sayin' an' your daycare situation, it sounds like preschool Columbine!

Stunner said...

Maybe he just have a high metabolism and it seems he eats healthy!

Some a dem pickney deh just want some good beating!

CoolDestiny said...

Don't worry Melody. My son will be 2 in 3 weeks and he's less than 25 lbs ... very slim for his age. I'm glad to see you back on the blog roll after such a long absence. Will have to catch up now.

Melody said...

Hubby's metabolism is high, Stunner, so yu have a point.

Hi, CD! Yu know mi come an' go from de blog. Your little fella's almost 2 already, eh! Hopefully he has a great birthday wid lots of fun.

Anonymous said...

Hey Stunner,beating is a thing of the past.In many societies, you can be charged for child --physical-- abuse.