Now, that might have been the last time she did it. You know, tried it out, then experiment over. Here's where I made my fatal mistake. After she had successfully spit all remnants of cereal from her mouth, she was SO dang proud of herself that she made THIS face:
DEAR GOD. So guess what she did? Yup, she repeated the spit-take ELEVEN TIMES. And died laughing every time. I tried to look like she wasn't cute, but I think she saw it in my eyes. She knew she had made a funny and was so super-cute that she can do just about anything she wants. I smell trouble in our future.
When I stepped out of the room to put her bowl in the sink, I heard her talking to the dog (who always stands by my side while I feed Josephine, even when she is getting food spit on her). I swear, by her giggles, laughs, and then howls, I could imagine what she was saying:
"Dude, Cleo, did you see that? I totally got mom! Like TWELVE times! She was like, 'Oh, sweetie, here is a bite of cereal! I bet you will swallow it like a big girl!' and then I was like, 'Oh, sure mom, just put it in my mouth!' but then I DIDN'T swallow it at all! I spit it all out instead! Bwahahahahahahaha!! I am a comic GENIUS!!!!!!"
The best part? I told Jeremy all about it and then suggested HE feed her dinner. Guess who she didn't spit on? Yup. She was saving it all for mom this morning. The girl is too smart for words. And, she kinda IS a comic genius.