Last weekend, Rod and I used a restaurant gift certificate we were given to go out on a date. After dinner we went to a nearby store to plan for some Christmas gift shopping and I found the cutest little silicone gingerbread mold. I just had to get it for Owen! So, I brought it home and excitedly showed it to Owen and asked if he wanted me to make him some gingerbread men (actually cinnamon, not ginger flavored although I plan to adapt that recipe soon too). He told me he didn't want gingerbread men and insisted on square cookies like usual. I figured I'd just use the mold for the other kids since they all liked it too.
Fast forward a few days, and Owen started asking me for his gingerbread men. He was quite upset that I hadn't made him any just, you know, because he TOLD me not too. I was ticked off enough that I didn't rush to make him any during the week. I did make them this weekend since I was planning cookies anyway and he was thrilled!
I tried to get a picture of Owen licking his plate, but they all turned out blurry since he moves so fast. We have instituted a plate licking policy that will remain in effect until Owen finishes the diet. Owen must lick his plate (he prefers licking the plate directly to scraping it with a spatula and licking that) and everyone else is allowed to if they wish.