He's been getting aggrivated at his bottle and his spoon lately, and personally his spoon is my least favorite part of him being a baby. I know this sounds dumb, but spoon feeding makes me tired. You see, when I feed him I tend to open my mouth too - like when you put on mascara and you can't help but make the open mouth mascara face. Well, I do something of the sorts when he eats. It's as if I am making sure ALL the food gets in his mouth by making my mouth open wider for him. It's rediculous, I know. So, spoon feeding makes my jaw tired.
Well I decided since Mr. Big Shot wants to be self sufficient then maybe this is an opportunity to give my jaw a rest. Last night I served him the Gerber Graduates cheese ravioli for toddlers. It's a pick up type food where my big man on campus can feed himself and mommys jaw can take a rest.
He feeds himself his snacks and puffs with his hands so I thought I'd give it a whirl. Well he showed me because he ended up wanting to feed himself with a fork. I did cut up the already tiny ravioli into 3 or 4 pieces so he didn't choke - the boy only has 2 teeth on bottom. Here are some pictures of how things went.
|Me & my big boy food|
|I can do it myself |
& LEFT HANDED
|Trying a fork for the first time|
went over really well....
|He thought he could do it himself|
That was alright, could have been dangerous, but he was insisting on doing it himself.
|Then I have to wash it all down with my sippy cup|
BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT BIG BOYS DO!
Lord help me and Chip ... a mini us.
Can the world (or my sanity) handle it?