"Boom boom" is Elena-language for "bottle."
When she wants one, she mutters "boom, boom, boom, boom" in the most pitiful (and slightly annoying) voice.
(And, yea, I said it. Slightly annoying. Kids ain't perfect, y'all. Sometimes they will get on your nerves.)
Anyway, no more "boom boom" for Miss E. That's what the doctor said at her one-year appointment. And, I must admit I'm freaking out a little bit.
No more boom boom means I have to prepare three meals a day plus snacks and ensure I'm providing proper nutrition along the way.
No pressure or anything.
Don't get me wrong; Miss E. has been eating solids for months, but (until Monday) she took 3-4 bottles per day, too. Now that she's on a "no more boom boom" diet, I needed meal options for Little Miss (i.e. finger foods, because she is sooo over being spoon-fed). So, immediately after her Monday morning doctor appointment, E and I ventured to the grocery store to pick up fruit, veggies, bread, mini waffles (don't worry; they're whole wheat), eggs and whole milk.
So far, she's eating "big girl food" quite consistently. BUT she still moans and groans for "boom boom" and I totally cave every time. (Mostly for my own sanity, because I cannot listen to the whining.)
|"Really, Mom? You think peas and carrots are gonna make me forget about boom boom???"|
|"You're hilarious, Mommy. Really. Hilarious."|
|"OK. OK. I'll ea the peas and carrots. But I'm gonna need a boom boom, too."|