No, he's not past his expiration date, nor does he smell funny. He is off as in, he's not the normal toddler. I had a suspicion, but as of today I have decided that it's a fact.
"Why?" you ask? Well, let me tell you:
I made brownies today. Yummy brownies. Okay, I admit, I experimented a bit with the recipe, but they came out great. Nooooo!!!!! I know what you're thinking! They were NOT space cakes!! It wasn't that kind of experimenting, okay?! Really, do you think I would do that to my toddler? Well, if you knew my toddler and saw him at times you'd think I did spice up his food with something energizing, but no, I did NOT.
No, I actually got the recipe out of the "Deceptively Delicious" cookbook by Jessica Seinfeld. The brownies contain 1/2 cup of carrot and 1/2 cup of spinach puree. Now, I know that you're frowning while reading this, but hey, I'm up for trying things out. So I did. And honestly, I have had my fair share of brownies and these are actually pretty good. A bit more moist than your average brownie, but full of chocolate flavor. I cannot taste the veggies in them. Absolutely not.
As I said, they came out great. Not as high as I would have liked, but the recipe called for an 8" brownie pan and I only had a 9" - hence the height difference.
I baked them during nap time, the house smelled like freshly baked goodies (I love that smell) and the recipe called for letting them cool completely before enjoying them. That was the hard part. BUT...by the time I woke Kai up from his nap, they were cooled and ready to be eaten.
So, I tell Kai I have a treat for him, give him the brownie, he takes a little bite and...spits it out!!! He spits out the brownie!! My toddler just spit out a freakin' brownie, one that oozes chocolate flavor!! What the heck? Aren't toddlers supposed to like this kinda stuff? I swear, my toddler is off.
Sigh, now I have to eat them myself...oh well...