The chili dog bun crisis

"Let me show you how to use the razor."

"Shave your beard, Mommy."

Adam requested a chili dog while lunching at the Tastee Freez on Friday.  I warned him it would be quite messy yet he insisted.  Even before he picked it up and took a bite [as you can see from the photo above] you could tell he was quite bothered.  Then the bun split in half after his first mouthful.  He threw it down in a huff and told me that the bun was ‘not working’ for him.  Oh boy.  Some of his greatest tantrums stem from things that are ‘not working’ in his opinion.  The extent to which they are really malfunctioning varies– but when he chalks up a situation as failing to work it inevitably means he’s about to have a fit and provide very little justification for what’s actually wrong and how it can be fixed.  Lo and behold….

We eventually settled on a compromise:  chili cheese fries instead of a chili dog.  It took lots of screaming, tears, and refusal to answer my questions [and some quiet time outside] but we got there.  How can I even complain about a tantrum?  My time with him is so precious I can look past any less than stellar toddler behavior.

Oh and PS– can you totally tell that’s my child?  If it was socially acceptable I’d throw many a fit and ‘not working’ is a more than legitimate reason to voice your displeasure.  😉

With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,

Sloane

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About Cocktails With Hemingway

I'm blunt and opinionated. Virtually everything I say or do is a contradiction but I'm not a hypocrite. I never hesitate to speak my mind and never fail to leave an impression wherever I go. You love me, you hate me, but you'll never forget me.
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One Response to The chili dog bun crisis

  1. GiGi says:

    Adam, don’t worry about that messy chili dog! Gigi didn’t master the art of eating one until she was in college! Chili cheese fries were your mom’s passion (when she was a little girl), too! =)

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