Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Jane in a nutshell: I give all of the kids an oatmeal cookie. Jane is Miss Efficient and even without any teeth methodically eats hers. Atticus on the other hand takes his sweet time, playing with it, sucking on it, shoving it in and out of his mouth. At some point Jane notices that Atticus still has half a cookie. As soon as she realizes this she is as focused on him as a bird dog. His left hand has her unswerving attention. She tries just taking it...Atticus screams. She grunts back fiercely . They repeat this several times. Finally Atticus gets tired of this so he pulls up on a chair to try to get away from her. First, she tries wrapping her arms around his legs and shaking him...nothing, his grip on the chair and the cookie remain solid. Next she tries grabbing his clothing and tugging on it violently. Still his grip holds. Finally she pulls up on the chair beside him. He is no fool and immediately sits back down on the floor. Jane carefully studies the situation and plans her move. Cue the "Mission Impossible" theme music...She lets go of the chair, dives for the cookie, gets the cookie out of his hand and into her mouth...all before she hits the floor. She has the cookie eaten before he even realizes that she has stolen it. Don't mess with Jane when it comes to food.