a side with soup is definitely one of my issues and one reason why I tend not to make it. I am better with stews that end up with virtually no liquids, but still a hunk of bread or sandwich (which I don't even care for any other way) is hard to pass up.
The kid is cute! I sooo miss doing the dress up thing. Well not me, but dressing them up. DD went to a party as Luna (from Harry Potter) with a pair of "glasses" she made that looked sort of like hands. DS didn't do anything, he is in the middle of finishing the Common App and the essays for college applications. Stressful is an understatement!