Wednesday, January 23, 2008






Crack for Babies

Murph is a riot. Everyday his personality comes out a little more and we can't help but laugh at him. He's quite ornery, and I'm going to blame that on the Chief.

We've started giving him Gerber Puff snacks. I've had a friend describe them as "Baby Crack", and I have to agree. He sees the container and will start bouncing up and down waiting for us to give them to him. I've tried to explain to my mom that Murph is a goldfish and will eat as many as you give him, but she hasn't caught on yet and just keeps feeding him more. The dog loves it because the ones Murph drops on the floor he gets to eat. I swear there are times when I think Murph pushes some on the floor just so the dog will come closer.

The little monkey is up and crawling on all fours now, and getting faster everyday. Which means that we have to be faster to keep things picked up and out of his way. He has a new game that he thinks is the funniest thing ever. He will crawl around the couch out of our sight, then sit up and wait for us to come after him. Once we peer around the corner he will burst out laughing, then turn and dart off hoping that we chase him. His favorite target now is the dog's food and water bowl and he will be there before you know it.


Here is what you need to know. To a seven month old.. THIS



Looks a whole lot like the sweet little Baby Crack star shaped puffs. So the first time Murph saw the dog food bowl he about freaked! He thought he had scored! So now every time we put him down he makes a bee line to the dog bowl. So far, i think we've stopped him before he's actually gotten any into his mouth, but I have a feeling it is only a matter of time.

Surprisingly the dog isn't as happy about sharing his treats as Murph is about sharing his.









9 comments:

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

This reminds of the time when Maude...

Oh, never mind. I've really got to stop doing that.

In any event, love it when infants have a newly developed understanding of object permanence and so start playing hide-and-go-seek or peek-a-boo with us. It's a groundbreaking moment.

As for the doggie bowl dilemma, might I suggest swapping out those Graduates for the Kibbles and let Murph chow down to his heart's desire? Because I'm pretty sure you'd save loads!

Man, I'd make a terrible parent...NEVER let me baby-sit.

Tara said...

Joe says we should start feeding the cats in the basement instead of the living room for this very reason. I think, what's a little kibble between friends? :)

=) said...

I can't figure any place else to feed the dog that Murph won't get it.

If only the kid had teeth I might not worry as much. I mean I forced my sister to eat worse things, and she's turned out....

Oh shit. I better keep a better Eye on Murph!

EthansMommy said...

LOL! Great blog!

julia said...

literally laughing out loud!!! thanks for the heads up. when antonio starts crawling i'll make sure to keep the dog food out of sight. he does love his banana flavored crack.

nicole said...

I am trying to figure out how to block of our litter box from baby, but I didn't even think of the cat food yet.

Reading your blog is fun.

Robyn said...

I, too, have a Baby Crack addict, specifically for the sweet potato-flavored puffs. I think the day I leave a trail of them across the living room floor is the day Kostyn starts to crawl.
Oddly, our dog doesn't care for them. She gives the strays a lick and then leaves them littering the floor beneath the highchair. So annoying. Doesn't she know she's a DOG?

XOXO said...

Funny...after reading this I thought to myself, "i bet she feels bad for making her little sister eat the things she did." Then I thought, "YEAH RIGHT!"

Carol said...

Too cute that Murph is playing hide and seek already!! He must be sending secret messages to Noah because I found N hiding behind our recliner, suspiciously quiet, this morning.

Good luck with the Puppy Chow. I've got no ideas!