Davis loves bagels. He swings open the refrigerator door and the first thing he always grabs is the bag of bagels from the top shelf. When I try to take them away, he screams and latches onto the bag like a crazy person. When we went to the grocery store today, I had to open the bagel bag in the middle of the store to stop his outrageous screaming. Sometimes he just says, bagel, bagel, bagel over and over. I attribute part of this bagel madness to the fact that Tracy loves bagels and Davis just wants to be like his Daddy. The other part of this insane obsession is my fault. When Davis was just an infant, I went to this used book sale and purchased several picture books, one of which was entitled Jalapeno Bagels. It’s about a little boy whose parents own a bakery and one of their specialties is jalapeno bagels. For a while now, many months actually, Davis has been obsessed with this book. It’s his first pick lots of times. He will sometimes walk around and randomly say bagel book, bagel book. He even attempts to eat the bagels from the pages. I think maybe Tracy instigated this little eating/reading activity.
I suppose the only answer to the bagel madness is to keep the refrigerator stocked or a 12 step program. I think maybe the bagels would be more difficult to give up than the bottle or the papoo.