Spaghetti: making messes since 1854. (I have no idea on that date, I completely made it up).
Every kid has a picture like this. Every kid has made a gigantic mess of this fine cuisine once or twice. But it is definitely a crowd pleaser for a reason. Tonight was our night and we really enjoyed it.
We had once gotten Reese a little toddler dinner of pasta and tomato sauce and it turned out to be one of the biggest eating disasters we've ever had. She was a complete nightmare and refused to eat. Even worse than the applesauce fit. I wasn't in too big of a hurry to try it again. So then tonight when I made dinner I had a separate dinner lined up for Reese just so we didn't have to deal with a huge fit on a week night. Just for fun I threw in some rontini that she could pick up herself and put it on her plate. And can I just say, she LOVED it! She scarfed that rotini like it was her job. We couldn't refill her plate fast enough. Not to mention the gargantuan amount of green beans she ate along with it.
Needless to say, it turned out to be quite a mess. But it was a fun mess. We even found sauce on her diaper; Lord only knows how it got there! She really enjoyed dinner tonight and the dogs really enjoyed the leftovers. It put us all in such a great mood and we ended up having one of the best evenings we've had for awhile. Spaghetti was a success and tonight's leftovers will just be eaten in the nude!