kadin has been the most awful eater lately. i think it's because he wants to feed himself, but being the clean, control freak that i am, i just can't let him do it. so, ben and i finally came up with a solution. i put the food on the spoon or fork while kadin
holds it in his hand and i help him guide it to his mouth. once the utensil is safely in his mouth, i let go, and let him pull it out of his mouth or play around with it, etc...and he's totally none the wiser. :) here's some shots of our new professional eater.
i especially love the last one. i think it's so funny when kids are first learning to use a spoon and they put their food on the spoon with their hands and then, put the spoon in their mouth while their hand is keeping the food on the spoon. so silly. :)
"mmmmmm... delicious!" if you enlarge this photo, you'll notice that kadin is eating none other than... yogurt. yes, i must admit that basically all kadin will eat is yogurt and i indulge him.
"you're such a gourmet, mom! snot and yogurt are my favorite!"
totally concentrated. eating is serious stuff.