Baby Showcases Eating Prowess at Sunday Brunch

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Keep setting them up, I'll keep knocking 'em down!

Maddie put on an eating display for the ages at brunch this afternoon. My little girl was definitely in her element because she had plenty of food options coupled with a large audience. Once we propped her up in the high chair she gave us that smile that said, “Let the games begin!”

Cantaloupe, asparagus and melon, oh my!

First we started Maddie off with the honey melon. She dug in those talons, jammed the fruit in her mouth and went to work. We always make sure the pieces are too big so she can’t choke. It’s a great spectator sport because whatever the food happens to be, she goes at it full force.

Despite her ferocious eating habits, people kept stopping by the table to greet Maddie and tell her how cute she was. Complete strangers would give her a big smile, make various forms of goo-goo eyes at her and engage her in some baby small talk. Let’s just say that Maddie ate up all the attention just like she was killing that melon.

A girl has to eat, am I right?

To keep the good times rolling, we had to keep a large supply of fruit close by. When it comes to Maddie, the food casualties mount up quickly. Some pieces are fumbled onto the table or floor while others are used as a tool to scrub nearby furniture. These tainted pieces are quickly removed and recycled before Maddie has the chance to really experience the wonderful world of foodborne illnesses.

After Maddie made her way through a small plate of melon, we switched to the cantaloupe. This orange mushy fruit was a big hit with our little girl. She used her gnashing gums and two bottom teeth to inflict as much damage as possible. After a few more pieces of fruit, Dad broke out his secret stash of asparagus sticks.

We broke one in half and of course Maddie tried to impale herself with it. But after a littler experimentation, she was tearing that thing up too. The visitors kept on coming and the baby wowed each and every one them. The only question left was what will Maddie do for an encore?

3 thoughts on “Baby Showcases Eating Prowess at Sunday Brunch

    MamaPlus said:
    March 12, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Cute 🙂

    Toni L. Milkowski-Grello said:
    March 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    John, She is really starting to look more and more like you everyday. I want to Thank you once again for sharing these wonderful stories of Your experiences of your Life and times with your daughter. I Commend you, and Admire you. My youngest daughter(Brandi-15 1/2) has Only me. Her “father” could care less what she is doing IN or With her life. May I say, “What a Shame!” Brandi is a “God Gifted” Athlete who truly excels in Softball, and has a very mature head on her shoulders with a great career goal. She plans on receiving a Softball Scholarship to College, then off to The Marines, then she plans on using her Education and Training to be in the Field of either NCIS, CSI, or who knows…. even Quantico or The Secret Service. Her mind and desire has not waivered in 5 years. So you see, Your little girl is already Leaps and Bounds ahead of the Game because She has a Mommy and a Daddy who Love and Support her very much! God bless you John. Always stay as close to her as you are now. ❤

      stayhomepapa1 said:
      March 12, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      Dear Toni – You must be very proud of your daughter. You have obviously done a great job with her. It’s great that she embraces your tenacity and makes it her own. And thank-you for the kind words about Madeleine. She is also a very special little girl and we are more than blessed to have her. – J

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