Before Sweet Pea came along and Boo was really young, her and I would spend our days reading and learning about things that little minds need and love to learn about.
I taught her the colors, she learned her numbers, and she sang the ABC’s 845 times a day.
She was an extremely fast learner and would pick up on practically any song, dance, letter, and/or number that we would teach her. I have to admit that she made me one proud mama, and I loved having her perform and repeat the things she learned to others.
Recently though, Boo’s ability to ‘pick up and learn things’ at an extremely fast rate has somewhat made me wonder if we are destined for trouble in the future. And more often than not, I would much rather she not repeat the things she’s learned..from whatever sources they have come from.
If your wondering what types of things Boo has been saying or doing, I can give you a brief synopsis…
I also must add that I’ve been told to knock it off several times a day…
I’m at a loss for words…
And on days when I ask Baby Boo what she wants for lunch and her response is simply, “Nobody Cares…”
Well then I make what I want and don’t consider whether or not she’s going to like it.
Black Bean Quinoa Cilantro Salad
Makes 5 cups
2 c. veggie broth
1/2 c. dry quinoa
1 c. cooked corn
1 can black beans drained and rinsed
1 red bell pepper diced
1 large tomato diced
2 avocados diced
(For the dressing)
1/4 c. onion
2 garlic cloves
1 bunch cilantro
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. dijon mustard
1 tsp. agave
1 TB. olive oil
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. salt/dash of pepper
1. In a pot add veggie broth and quinoa. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and cook quinoa until fully cooked for about 20 minutes. For better directions on how to cook quinoa, click HERE.
2. While the quinoa is cooking, make the dressing. Process dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor until combined, like so:
3. Once the quinoa is done and cooled down, add it to a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and fold in the dressing. Top with crushed tortilla chips! Or use tortilla chips to scoop it out!
I was completely confused as to where Boo was learning these not so nice phrases until I sat down with a big bowl of this for lunch and turned on my recorded episode of Housewives.
One of the ladies shouted, “What the He!!”, and Boo quickly responded…
Ya. You get the picture.