Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Miss Independent

This morning I was trying to do some work on the computer while Harper was playing in her kitchen. I like her kitchen play very much because it is noisy and I can always tell where she is and, more or less, what she is doing. Then it got quiet.

"Harper, what are you doing?" I called.

Her response?


If you are the mom of a toddler, that "no," translates into time to get off your duff and go see what is happening. Immediately.

I found Harper in the hallway with a hidden object in her hands, which she was kind of crouching over, turning her back so I couldn't see. The mystery object. . .

A banana! I laughed and told her it wasn't a problem for her to have a banana, but she needs to ask me first (Only two years old, remember?); there are very few circumstances under which I would say no to a banana. I also asked her to come and sit with me while she ate it, to avoid mushed banana in mystery locations throughout the house.

So I continued on the computer and Harper nibbled at her banana, when I started thinking, "I know she can peel a banana that I open for her, but how did she get it started?"

I walked into the kitchen and found this:

Apparently the banana started to peel itself as Harper was taking it from the bowl. So there you go!


Mommy Daisy said...

Oh, that is too cute. Me son loves getting things out of the kitchen. How nice of that banana to peel itself. It was definately a child-friendly one.

Erin said...

Are all kiddos banana-obsessed? I used to have them out in a bowl on the counter, like you. Now they are hidden away in the pantry in an attempt to get Cal to think about something other than "nana! nana! nana!"


Did I mention that yesterday?

Emily said...

That's classic, how funny! I love how she thought she'd be in trouble for eating a banana, as if it were a cookie or something!