A few weeks ago, we went to a fund-raiser for Lauren's church youth trip. We enjoyed a delicious meal at the Outback Steakhouse. Well, Lance and I did, anyway. Ting Ting barely touched the steak or vegetables I tried to share with her. However, when my dessert came, she dug in.
I had asked for two spoons, but she quickly took mine, too, so she could shove the ice cream in with both hands. Then when I got a third spoon and tried to sneak myself the tiniest little bite of the sundae, she looked at me in shock then let out a huge wail, with large tears and everything. Mean mama! I gave up.
I think she enjoyed it, though. When she had eaten all she could with both spoons and her bare hands, she tipped the bowl up so she could drink the melted ice cream and would have begun licking the bowl if I hadn't become Mean Mama again and taken it away. Sheesh!
By the way, you might recognize the dress. I bought it for her in Guangzhou, and she wore it to her U.S. Consulate appointment there. It fits her just a little bit better now -- in fact, she's almost outgrown it. Here, compare for yourself:
She's grown a little hair, too. We thought she was cute immediately, of course, but we think she's even cuter now, as a U.S. citizen.