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Mastery of an Important Life Skill

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Now, make those green olives and have some vodka standing by and that's MY GIRL!

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndreAnna

But does she EAT them?

Many kids like the black vs. the green. I prefer the green


January 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVerWaynia

@AndreAnna--I'll work on that. ;-)

@Tornado--She won't try green, but she will eat an entire can of black in one sitting. We fight over them, which is exactly why I taught her the finger/olive trick. Slows down her consumption.

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBurgh Baby

We just mastered that skill around here :-) The phrase "more olives" is quickly surpassing "more cheese" in frequency. We fight over both of those, so she needs to find something less appetizing to go after ;-)

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjayna

That's interesting she likes the black ones. My kid hates the black and wears the green ones like rings after chewing the bottom part off.

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrannyhead

We loves them at this house. Very tasty on pizza, no?

My kids all did that, which amazed me, since I detest olives. They'll still come home from school and pop open a can of olives for a snack! EW!

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFlea

Whoa, deja vu - I have an identical picture of my kiddo with olive fingers!

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

My cousins kids all learned to count by eating olives off their fingers. 1 olive o, 2 olive o, 3 olive o...

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

To the great mortification of my teenager, I STILL do that with my olives. :)

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Sports Mama

Mine all did that with cheezels. We weren't olive eaters back then, but that oversight has been remedied.

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRiver

LOL! love it.

Is your header picture from the Children's Museum? I went there as a little girl and was fascinated by the trains. Ahhhh....memories.

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

Yess! Congrats to Alexis. This is a monumental moment in her life.

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Says

Shhhh! Quick, hide the photo! Stella hasn't tried this yet - not with olives at least. She has done it with tortellini, though.

Good job Alexis, olives are less messy than tortellini :-)

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElisa

Too cute! Skye was always one of those kids that didn't want to get her fingers dirty. She would go through an entire can if I let her. (Hugs)Indigo

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIndigo

@Mandy--The photo is from the Science Center. Good times, to be sure!

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBurgh Baby

That picture warms a girl's heart. (And makes her feel a little better about teaching her own kid to do the same thing...)

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer C

Hehe that's cute! Wish my kids would eat them

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

I totally did that as a kid. And grammy would let me eat an entire can, juice and all. I thought I was the only kid out there who would do that. Weird.

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yes! Thank you! All children should learn this skill. My mom has a picture of my sister doing this when we were kids.

January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie Yost

Well, yeah! If you can't do this, then forget typing, writing, and all other fine motor actions. ;)

I love the focus on her fingers and blurred background. Great shot!

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCC

LOVE it!

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLainey-Paney

That is talent, and way too cute for words. :)

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoger

well-done, alexis!

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthe planet of janet

I am pretty sure in the secret world of toddlers there is some kind of rule that they must do that to move on to preschool. LOL

Awesome pic. I love it!

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSgtSudsWife

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