Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
The weekend before Valentine's Day, we had gone to PetCo to pick up some bird food. Well, for some strange reason, PetCo was selling heart shaped balloons for your pet. I'm thinking if you buy your pet a Valentine, you may need some serious help. Will is thinking, cool, I love balloons and I want those. So he toddles right over to the balloons, grabs them and starts banging them against the wall. I run over and have to pry his little hands off the balloons. He starts wailing and squirming to get out of my arms. Everyone looks over to see who is beating up on this poor little kid and there I am, the loving mom...sigh.
Well, needless to say, Chris and I got Will heart shaped balloons for Valentine's. How could we not?? I also picked up some chocolate pudding snacks. Will has never had pudding snacks, he has enough of a sweet tooth that I usually don't like to encourage it but hey...it is Valentine's. He loved it.
Can you tell?
We have been working on using a spoon over the last month or so. Will started off successfully dipping the spoon in the bowl and getting some yogurt. Then came the tricky part between dipping and his mouth. As he was raising up the spoon he would turn his hand so the spoon would face down and most of the yogurt would fall off. You can see what a mess this makes. He would also get tired of trying to use the spoon and just pick up the whole bowl and bring that too his mouth.
I'm not exactly sure how much yogurt Will actually ate versus wore.
Practice makes perfect and Will can now bring the spoon to his mouth without turning his hand! Of course, he also likes to just dip his fingers right in the yogurt or to dip various other food items into the yogurt. Some don't sound too bad, like graham crackers or bananas. Some are just plain gross, like chicken or cheese.
When he is done eating he will brush his hands over his high chair tray and push all of the remaining food onto the floor. As soon as we put him in his high chair, Bones and Jez take up watch duty, waiting for the magic time when food rains down from the air. Needless to say, I'd rather he dip his chicken in blueberry flavored yogurt.
How he will eventually become a civilized diner is beyond me but I'm told that it will actually happen.