Lunchtime Negotiations, or Why Abigail Eats So Much Yogurt

“Did you enjoy your grilled cheese?”

Abigail was unresponsive. While the sandwich had clearly been torn into tiny pieces, it wasn’t clear how much, if any had been eaten.

“You ate the sweet potatoes and turkey at least.” I tried to pull her attention away from making designs with partially chewed bread. “Do you want something else? You want some apple sauce?”

“I want some yogurt,” she said, with a nod.

“You had a lot of yogurt at breakfast. I could get you some apple sauce.”

“I want some cream cheese!” It’s important to really stretch out the “e” and “s” sounds when you hear the word “cheese” in your head. She had a lot of enthusiasm for the cream cheese.

“Just cream cheese? You just had a grilled cheese. I’m not going to make you more toast.”

“Want cream cheese!” She sounded alarmingly close to a near tantrum.

“You want some apple sauce instead?”

“How about some yogurt?” She said, matter-of-factly.

I laughed. “Okay. Yogurt it is.”

On  a totally unrelated note, here are several ways to store and organize your cats.

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