Garlic Naan with Pumpkin Cream Cheese – Yuuuummmm!

Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 10:45 am

So I have been struggling quite a lot lately to get up in the mornings. Its like I have these weights attached to my eyelids and my limbs. Its been hard. This morning Ivy came and tried to wake me up because she was hungry. I told her I would be right there, to go to the living room and I would be there in a moment. She was kinda  mad that I would not get up, but she went. I fell back asleep for half an hour.

When I finally came to, everything was quiet. I jumped out of bed to find Ivy. I had been dreaming that she had been kidnapped out of my car. I found her in the kitchen quietly eating the leftover garlic naan from last night’s curry. With pumpkin cream cheese. She looked really happy.

There was only about a quarter tub of cream cheese, but she ate that whole thing! “You want some, mom?” she said sweetly, smiling. “I made it for you!” I just stared at her, looked at the empty cream cheese tub, and said no thank you. “Look,” she coaxed. “Its goooood!” She was opening her eyes wide, raising her eyebrows and speaking slowly like she was talking to a toddler. I guess that is how I talk to her, and man am I condescending! I shouldn’t talk to her like she is stupid just because she is a kid. She nibbled a little bit of the naan to show me what to do. “Mmmmm, that’s goooood!” She held it out to me and nodded her head reassuringly. I laughed and gave her a big kiss. “Thanks, Ivy.”

Then when I went to get a spoon to stir my latte I found a dirty spoon in the drawer. Well, don’t get me wrong. It had been licked almost clean. I think she ate the cream cheese mostly by the spoonful and only spread it on the bread at the end. Then I felt really bad for not getting up when she asked.

This reminds me of the story my mom tells us about when Marcela and I were kids, and we tried to wake her up because we were hungry. She snapped, “Please just let me sleep!!” Nati was still a baby around that time so she was exhausted. We went away and when she woke up all was quiet. She asked us if we wanted to eat and we said, “No, we already ate.” She questioned us further only to discover we had helped ourselves to some eggs for breakfast. Raw eggs. LOL

This reminded me of that. Anyway, Ivy seriously cracks me up. I feel bad, but not that bad. I am proud that she is so self sufficient that she can find breakfast for herself. That said, I am going to start being better about getting to bed early so this doesn’t happen again. Who knows what she will pull out of the fridge next time!

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13 Responses to “Garlic Naan with Pumpkin Cream Cheese – Yuuuummmm!”

  1. Norma says:

    Exactly what I thought of when you started the story. Well, it was better that raw eggs! She’s smarter than both her mommy and her antie and you guys were older!

  2. Norma says:

    by the way… what is naan? …ad, on 2nd thoughts, you didn’t get sick from the raw eggs!

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