The baby was napping and I was eating ice cream so yes, I just watched this happen:
Squeak summarily rejected his father’s lunchtime offerings of pork and broccoli. After all, his parents were having leftover Chinese food. After lunch I scooped the food from his tray into a bowl to save – he loves pork and broccoli so I thought he might eat it for dinner.
Then I got distracted putting Squeak in his swing for a nap.
As I sat on the couch eating ice cream I noticed Obi on the table. He was picking some pork out of the bowl. Once he had a piece he jumped down to the floor.
Because he has manners and cats aren’t allowed to eat on the table.
A minute later, Obi was back at the bowl. This time, though, he took a piece of broccoli. And jumped down.
He returned for pork. Then another piece of broccoli. Broccoli. Pork. Pork. Pork. Broccoli. Pork.
Finally I sat up in a way that I could see better. Just in time to see Obi tucking a piece of broccoli under the high chair. Right next to all the others.
Obviously he needed to get it out of the way so he could get to the pork, but leaving it on the table would be rude.
Better to frame the baby – his manners are abysmal anyway.