Wednesday, January 12, 2011
It's no secret my son is a genius. He's also turned into a whirling dervish of fiery, poopy, stinky, messy, tantrumy, ball of destruction and mayhem. But I'll leave those tales for another day.

Back to his geniusness.

It came as no surprise that he would make up his own "sign" to get what he wants. (We taught both Lucy and Peter a handful of signs--more. all done. please. milk. etc--I highly recommend taking the time to do this starting around six months old. Just in case there are any new or soon to be parents out there reading this).

In any case, my son has a problem. Not that he knows sign language, but that he has taken after his mother with a bad addiction. Nutella. I've blogged about it before and I'll blog about it again. (Or is it that I'm just always talking about it on facebook?) I've had a love affair with this stuff for as long as I can remember. Middle School? (Sadly, that is truly where most of my memory begins, and even then, it is shady. You just learned something about me. I have a bad memory).

The point is, Peter loves Nutella. And he's invented an international sign for it. You can try it with me if you want.
Pointer finger out.
Pointer finger inserted in mouth.
Remove finger quickly with a satisfying popping noise.
Point to "Nutella cupboard" and whine.
Give mommy a kiss.

Fine. So I gave in. I was too tired of the fight and Vic has been working late and I was trying to make dinner and and and...

He loved it.

LET US NOT FORGET that he started blowing kisses into the air to no one in particular.
"Peace, love, and Nutella for all..."


  1. The smile of an angel... I'm a fellow addict. I can relate!

  2. Love it!
    Steve is so flattered that Felix has a sign for him. He rubs his face indicating a beard and says, "vvvvvv".

  3. I buy my Nutella in bulk at Costco!

  4. Ok... I'm a blog stalker! However, I had to comment on this because I too am a Nutellaholic.. (I secretly eat a spoonful straight out of the jar after dinner all the time! It has carried on to my daughter. She eats it plain, nutella-peanutbutter sandwiches, fruit dipped in the sweet goodness of Nutella and of course spread over toast. It's a little piece of chocolate heaven and it has hazelnuts in it.. so we're all good right?!

  5. Adorable!

    I would have given in to. These photos put the Oreo cookie commercials to shame. Call Nutella and put him on a billboard.


  6. Adorable! Who can blame him? The stuff is fantastic!

  7. my 2 year old looked just like this yesterday when she climbed the counter and got the nutella down. It's her favorite terat too :)

  8. Oh my goodness... Peter looks so big in these pictures!! Molly, what happened to your baby boy? He is adorable!

  9. He looks pretty darn happy with that Nutella:) I can relate.


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