Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Eating with a spoon

So I admit I haven't been the best about letting Sariah feed herself.
It is sooo messy! I just took what for me was the easy route and fed
her by hand when it was something involving a spoon. Well she's
getting older and I'm realizing she should probably be more self
sufficient. So yesterday I wasn't feeling great at dinner and decided
I would just hand her yogurt and a spoon and see what happens. Sorry I
forgot to take pictures of the event. But I think a fourth made it
into her tummy. But once you start this kind of independence then she
expects it all the time. So this mornings cereal would not be accepted
by my hand. She of course had to do it herself. What have I started?
I know it is a good thing, but oh the mess!

7 comments:

KC Mom said...

I think you have the idea though...just strip her down. There's no point in getting it all over her clothes!

Shauna said...

the fun begins..she is so cute though!

Anie said...

I think you will be grateful when the really messy stage is over and she can feed herself realatively mess free. ~nice for you later on when you have two little ones.

Rebecca said...

we were the same. much easier to feed them b/c of the mess. and then we just stripped them down when it was time to eat. she is so cute with that cereal all over her. every kids needs a picture like that. make sure to have the camera around when she eats spaghetti on her own for the first time. that's the best! hope you're feeling better!

Rob the Blog Ninja said...

They do get a bit better after a year or so ;) The trick is to keep an eye on them, when they get bored it gets REALLY messy hehe

Ryan & Tiffany said...

What a big girl! She will be going to prom before you know it. :)

Colton Anne said...

I was that way with Kayley where she didn't know how to use a spoon for a while b/c I didn't want to clean up the mess, but with Cora she could use a cup and a spoon way earlier than Kayley. I guess I figured what the hey with the 2nd one! :) I hope you start feeling better soon...it's no fun being sick at all, much less with a toddler running around!