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.
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!