Silly Caterpillar!

Reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar book to Miss V...

Me: "..... On Saturday he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon! ..... That night he had a stomach ache!"

Miss V: "Of course he got a stomach ache! I bet the chocolate cake wasn't gluten free and the ice cream wasn't dairy free and the lollipop had too many pes-er-tives and the sausage wasn't vege-ti-an... Silly caterpillar! Doesn't he know how to make good choices?!"

Me: "And there was no sympathy for the very hungry caterpillar, was there Miss V?"

Miss V: "No. Silly caterpillar."

Me: "The next day was Sunday again and the caterpillar made a great choice! He ate through one nice green leaf, and after that he felt much better!"

Miss V: "Well, that's something, at least. Silly caterpillar."



tiff said...

Bwa ha hahahahahahahaha!
If only we could all make good food choices after bad and feel much better, build ourselves a coccoon and emerge as a beautiful butterfly.

Anonymous said...

Ohh, questions about the Hungry Caterpillar were on a TV quiz show last night. Perhaps Miss V could have been a contestant. She knows more than the contestants on the show did!

Mama Zen said...

No sympathy for the silly caterpillar! That is too funny!

M+B said...


Do you think Miss V will be a dietician/nutritionist when she grows up???

Silly caterpillar!

Alison said...

Tiff - Oh now that would be kewl! If I make bad food choices I tend to emerge more of a cranky, over stuffed turkey!

Rhubarb - She probably would have loved it! We wouldn't be able to use the steak knives though...

Mama Zen - Mostly I think it is hilarious... Then sometimes I realise that my 2.5 year old just criticised a fictional caterpillar and I get a little scared.

M+B - lol, no!!! I can only imagine the kind of lectures I'd get then about the amount of chocolate I eat!

Blossom said...

hi Alison,
I have just loved reading your blog.
I too have twins but they are very fraternal.