So, as I thank God and seriously am maybe a step or two away from a happy dance, the pediatrician says she wants to try something different on his feedings. I had seen this coming from a week away. RICE CEREAL. She's giving me the "recipe"-- 1 tbsp of rice cereal mixed with some warm milk to a soupy consistency and then offer a bottle afterwards. So I repeat it back to her...
ME: So, just 1 tbsp of rice cereal with milk. And when you say rice cereal...
ME: Well, I haven't read books on the subject or anything because I don't want to put Luke into some box and I think he will do things on his own time table. So I don't know about this part [this is my way of acknowledging that what's about to come out of my mouth is a doozy]
DR: Oh, that's fine. There are no dumb questions!
ME: Well, ok. When you say rice cereal, are you talking......RICE KRISPIES?
DR: [laughing her face off] Let's try the Gerber brand first. And thank you for the laugh!
ME: Anytime. Please don't call CPS. And don't test me again - I can always come up with a stupid question if pushed to it.
HA! What makes this even better is that I was recapping the story to Kelsey and as he's even laughing at me I was all, "and like you know what rice cereal is!?!?" and he just shook his head and said, "No. But I know what it ISN'T." Touché, my love.... touché .
So as a public service to any other mom who might have a six month old and might be spinning her wheels on how to mash Rice Krispies so that they would ever be a soup consistency, try for this: