The other day Baby Bug says to me, “I have a stomachache.”
Immediately I thought, oh no! How could she have a stomachache? Does she even know what a stomachache is? I asked her if her tummy hurt while my mind raced over what she had eaten in the last 24 hours.
Then she said, “I need one nice green leaf” and walked over to the sliding glass door to stare at the plants outside.
If you are familiar with “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” then you know what Baby Bug is up to. That silly girl. She thinks she is a caterpillar. And maybe she is since she’s been eating a string of things like birthday cake and ice cream and pizza just like the very hungry caterpillar these last few days. Maybe she does need one nice green leaf to make her feel better.
When she said it again at dinner time, I chopped her up some lettuce and gave her a “nice green leaf” salad. She seemed to like it. Or at least the salad dressing anyway.