Friday, January 09, 2009

WHAT??

We have major news here at the Stump house. We're talking serious business. Ground breaking. Earth shattering. Potentially life-changing information you all should be aware of. Are you ready?

Ty has ended an addiction. He has said "no" to ketchup 3 days in a row. Those of you who have been over for dinner (or any meal including breakfast), have had us over for a meal, or have read virtually any one of our blog posts know that ketchup has been a monumental part of Ty's existence since before he could say the word. In fact, I looked back on an old blog that refers to Ty's favorite new sentence, "no teh-tup head, daddy pank a bah-bahm." Which, translated means "No rubbing ketchup on my head, or daddy will spank my bottom." He was 1 1/2. We've had to lay the law down multiple times that ketchup is not for putting on pancakes, in soup, or by itself for a pre-dinner snack.

I was surprised that he didn't ask for ketchup a few days ago when I gave him some Mexican casserole for dinner. I was in shock when he asked for Ranch dressing instead of ketchup for his Dino chicken nuggets 2 nights ago. And last night I just about fainted when he scraped off the ketchup on his hot dog and insisted on dipping it in Ranch.

Does anyone know if Costco will exchange industrial sized bottles of ketchup for cases of Ranch dressing? I'm thinking I may need that information ASAP.

8 comments:

DidiLyn said...

Ketchup. It's so 2008.
Speaking of which, please do not switch up your bloggy template and make me wonder where I have landed ever again.
Thank you.
By the way...
Food Network came out with a MAGAZINE. I got my first one today. It's the little things, isn't it?
Yay!

Faith said...

Wow Ty...I never thought the day would come:)

schmidt said...

WOW, Ty did not have to transition into Ketchup mixed with Ranch, that was what Keirsten & Sierra had to do!!

Karina said...

Cousin Matt would like Ty to know that only Hidden Valley ranch will do. I made the mistake of getting another brand awhile back and he is still making me show him the bottle to confirm that it is indeed "my favorite kind of ranch." The good news: Hidden Valley is available at costco.

Marla Taviano said...

I'd hold on to at least one mega-bottle of ketchup. This could be a phase.

Marla Taviano said...

Just saw your cute self on the DVD clip on Pops's blog. :)

ChrissyG said...

Wait a few weeks before exchanging the ketchup. I would suggest you keep both on hand just in case. Those little ones tend to want what they want, and want it now even if it wasn't what they wanted yesterday! Good luck kiddo!
Cousin Chris

Megan said...

Remember how much Jenny from college loved ketchup? It took her until after college to drop the ketchup habit. I suppose that means Ty is quite advanced for his age?! And Cosco surely exchanges anything. they are the best - their shelves reach to the ceiling and they sell human sized mixed boxes of cereal for goodness sake!