STOP THE PRESSES!!! I am blogging about something on the actual day that it happened! Don't get used to it. :) And don't worry, I am sure there is a backlog of things I will need to catch up on later.
Lil' D has always been a pretty good eater. We have been blessed with an amazing baby. Long, long ago he started noticing when he was getting different food than Mommy and Daddy at meal time. Now, even though he usually gets the same food, sometimes it just tastes better if it comes off of Mommy or Daddy's plate (or at least if he thinks it does...Mom is real sneaky like that). Often he will open his mouth for anything that is on Mommy's fork.
Tonight we had an amazing meal (that will likely end up in a forthcoming blog post since Nicholas said, "Write this down as a menu, and make it all together again.") Lil' D initially liked some of the food, but really we were eating too late for him and his one nap ended 7 hours previously. What can I say, we like playing with fire. But, we were eating outside, and Lil' D loves nothing more than being outside. Lil' D ate some food but then intentionally started throwing it on the ground. Nicholas loves this part of meal times like he loves sitting in rush hour traffic on I-35. In fact, he tries to intercept the food before it makes it off the high chair tray. This often gives Lil' D a chance to improve his reflexes as he will always get some food on the floor despite Daddy's best efforts. Lil' D was quickly removed from the high chair for a little ball throwing while Mommy and Daddy finished eating dinner.
After throwing the ball around, moving the bubbles containers around a couple of times, and climbing in and out of the chair about four times, he decided he was still hungry. He found Daddy's fork and was suddenly interested in eating more of his dinner. After trying to put some salmon in his mouth from Daddy's fork and missing...Mommy stepped in. This is how the scene played out. Lil' D was holding Daddy's adult fork while trying to get the food on his plate into his mouth. At the same time, Mommy started feeding Lil' D the food of his plate with her fork. Also at the same time, Daddy was holding Lil' D's plate and using his hands as a shield to prevent Lil' D from accidentally pushing his food on the ground. And this is how we rock dinnertime at our house. Too bad we didn't have an extra hand to take a picture.
5 days ago