Sunday, August 8, 2010

My Gal Is Red-Hot

Joy's been keeping us on our toes lately! One of the things that kind of ebbs and flows with her is how assertive she is with boundary-pushing and getting into things. Well, right now she's doing a lot of that pushing, using her strength and lightning speed to indulge in forbidden fun.

And the kitchen is full of forbidden fruit! Quite literally. Every now and again she'll make a break for it, tear into the kitchen and snag an apple. Or a peach. Or a big ol' tomato from the garden. Before we know it, she's sunk in her teeth and had a lovely chin-dripping bite.

She did that yesterday too... and got something a little bit more than she bargained for.

This pepper is red-hot
When Joy gets a red pepper on her plate, it's sweet and delicious.

This one from the garden was a "cherry hot" aka "cherry bomb." Even JoyDad approaches these with caution.

Oh, the look on her face as she realized that this wasn't the taste she'd expected!

The bite flew back out onto the floor. Her eyes watered. Her nose ran. Her lips got very rosy. My gal was red-hot.

I wonder what she was thinking. I wonder what lesson she took from it, if any.

I think JoyMama and JoyDad's lesson is: to put up the gate. And to put the hot stuff out of reach!


tracey (aka rainbowmummy) said...

Poor Joy :( Bet it stops nothing though ;)

jess said...

oh, man!! that'll teach lil swiper.

Floortime Lite Mama said...

poor baby
love your new background

Kelly said...

Last year, our little food swiper had a similar experience. He swiped a bottle of texas pete hot sauce from the fridge and took a big gulp. He learned to avoid that bottle, but it sure didn't stop him from swiping food.

Anonymous said...

The pic made me laugh til I read that the pepper was hot!! I still remember the afternoon my Pop dared my little brother and I to have a nibble from a hot pepper in our garden. The two of us ended up drinking from a hose!

Anonymous said...

ooohhh. you know i was just thinking of joy the other day and that time you wrote about her eating the banana - peel and all!

i'm diggin' the new look.

kristina said...

Ouch! Hope she's ok---I do try to keep the hot sauce out of Charlie's sight, lest he think it's ketchup.

pixiemama said...

ow, ow, ow, ow, OW!

(But I bet her red little lips were so sweet)

Elizabeth Channel said...

Too funny! Sue almost popped a habanero in her mouth the other day because she thought it was some sort of grape!