Eager to try his hand at what he sees everyone else doing, my (almost) five-month-old has decided it’s time for solid foods. A few weeks ago, we introduced him to a new world of food-variety with the basic: milky oatmeal cereal. He anticipated every spoonful – he just wanted more and more! He couldn’t wait to get his hands on the utensil for himself!
…Even after the traumatic event of choking himself on that little green spoon.
We regained control of the offending object, scooped up a little more of the oatmeal concoction, and dutifully flew the next bites right into that adorable mouth-cave. Meal time is always an adventure in this house! But we just added a whole new dynamic to our dinner table…
Tonight, we had mashed sweet potatoes with our assorted other food items, so I made Bubby his own special bowl to see what he thought of the seasonally-colored root. He sat with his usual anticipation, bib in place and eyes following my every move, until he tasted that first bite. His poor, little face squished up in confusion as his taste buds realized, “Whoa. This is different!” He gave himself a moment to think about it, and came to the conclusion that this was an acceptable flavor. He ate a few more bites before he made that face again, which made the rest of us chuckle, but he finished it in the end!
Pretty soon, he’s going to want to steal everything on my plate…
And, occasionally, he likes to eat people’s faces.
(I think it may be a kiss. But Big Brother isn’t so sure! …Dad might not be either…😉)