There are many first's in a child's life. First steps, first word,
but nothing touched my heart quite as much as capturing THIS
first on film. My heart is practically bursting with pride right now.
I call this one "Baby's First Diet Coke"
I am not sure which is worse, the fact that he drank it or the fact that I wasn't too bothered by it. Lauren could say "brown juice" by this age. In fact, the way we realized that she could drink out of a straw was when I found her squatting over my Baja Fresh cup (the same black and white checked cup that had mezmerized her as a baby...she had no chance, really). She was sucking up that "brown juice" as fast as her little cheeks would let her. To be fair, Jacob is much more obsessed with ice (not unlike his mamma) then he is with the soda. The soda is an added, sugar filled, caffeine loaded, sodium fortified bonus. Notice how he there is no hesitation or tentative sips..it is like Diet Coke shots for him. Once I left a cup of soda in reaching distance and he had that thing back so fast......it took a few seconds for him to realize that he covered in Diet Coke. His clothes, his hair, my couch...everywhere but his mouth. Poor novice. He will learn.
Before my mom has a heart attack, this was at Disneyland while the kids were running in the sprinklers. I don't regularly feed my child soda. Just at Disneyland, and the grocery store, in the car and occasionally in church........Breathe Mom. I am kidding.
Or am I?
Can't you almost see him thinking..."whaaaaa?"
"There must be more in here...there has to be....."
Welcome to my world, little addict!