Most of you know that for the past several months I have been feeding Avery all her meals because she has a hard time with utensils and her hands are all over the place. If I let her do it, it ends up on the floor, on her lap or just about anywhere but her mouth. She is hand mouthing so bad that if she does get a bite in there she will knock it right out.
So tonight I give her a bite and she spits it out. maybe its too hot? try again, spits it out. Ok maybe she doesnt like it. I make something else. I give her a bite and she spits it out. She points to Nolan. ah ha! You want to do it like Nolan is doing it, by yourself! So I put the plate down with the fork and she takes a bite (using her hand). Then she starts to point at me. You want me to leave you alone huh? yep. I went to the kitchen and when I got back she had cleaned her plate. she seemed pretty happy about it too. hmmm. maybe mom doesn't always know what's best!