Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Return of "The Dog Food Test"

Just over one year ago was the ice cream vs. dog food test (if you don't know what I'm talking about click here). We decided a rematch was in order to see if Ashlyn's taste buds have changed any. She doesn't talk about dog food much these days, nor does she come running when we feed Cooper. Once again I took her to the grocery store and let her pick out the ice cream. This year she chose Ben & Jerry's Phish Food - chocolate ice cream with gooey marshmallow, caramel swirls, and fudge fish. Who won the battle? Watch and find out:












Yep, the dog food won again. She pushed the ice cream away, again. She doesn't even have to think about it. She doesn't even want to try the ice cream - THE ice cream that she personally picked out and held onto the whole way home from the store and kept asking if she could eat it only to be told repeatedly that she had to wait until after dinner. Dog food is turning out to be one tough competitor. Don't worry, there will be a rematch next year, every year in fact until she chooses the ice cream. I really hope that happens sometime before she turns 16. What will happen when her date asks her if she wants to go for some ice cream after dinner?

Here is what happened when I told her she could only have one more piece:

And then Dad tried to take it away:

So, did she want some ice cream once we took away the dog food? Nope. Only a glass of water to wash it all down, and then she was off to bed to dream sweet kibble dreams.

23 comments:

Zachary said...

I love that girl! Seriously! I really hope that she starts choosing the ice cream soon too. I mean Phish Food! That's the greatest ice cream ever! At least she knows that.

Mark Nott said...

she's broken

Melissa said...

This child could not be any more awesome.

All About M.E.('s) said...

One word: unbelievable.

Renee said...

That cracks me up! I love the scowl on her face when she has to give up the bowl... :)

Ashley Rae said...

Oh.my.gosh. That is SO hysterical. I thought for sure that by now she'd be over that... apparently not. Seriously. You should put both of these together and send them to America's Funniest videos. You'd win for sure. And then you could buy her a lifetime supply of dog food.

Phish Food is my absolute favorite kind of ice cream.

Lindsay said...

Oh my goodness, that is TOO funny! She is hilarious!

rsheedy said...

Funniest thing EVER!!! I love that you did a re-test.

Heather said...

Oh Jamie! That gets funnier and funnier...ha ha ha. I cant get enough! I cant wait for Shane to get home, so I can show him!

Crazy Lifferths said...

HAHAHA! Scott and I are laughing so hard at that funny little girl! Before I read the rest of the post, I noticed she pretty much did the same thing as last year, push it away, chop away happy as can be! What a character! Now excuse me while I go throw up a little bit!!!!

The Simmons Family said...

HILARIOUS!!! Seriously can't stop laughing!

Mike and Meg said...

Yuck! I guess it's probably better for her than ice cream.

Princess said...

Oh I just love her to death! I will always have a supply of dog food witing for her whenever she wants to come visit!

Amy said...

hahaha..I am laughing so hard Jamie..too funny

Monica said...

Oh Ashlyn. Always good for a laugh. We sure love her!

The Lund Five said...

Hopefully she will come to her senses soon! What a crazy girl to like dog food over ice cream! I can't wait to see what happens next year!!

The Carter Family: said...

Soooo funny! Now I need to find me some of that ice-cream, it sure sounds good (and hopefully tastes better than dog food!)

Jamie said...

She is freakin' hysterical!
What a personality!!!

Johansen Family said...

She has a mind of her own and apparently she cannot be easily swayed...good for her! Ashlyn is so funny with her expressions, love her!

Erica said...

That must be some DANG good dog food! *lol* I think it's hilarious! Now i'm craving ice cream. Thanks for the laugh!

Gretch said...

Yet again, HILARIOUS!!! I can't believe that she seriously wants the dog food! I love all the pictures and her facial expressions-too funny!

Sandy said...

oh man, i am peeing my pants!

Amber said...

That is hysterical.