Eli has reached the age where he wants to feed himself. I don't have a problem with that, especially with finger foods. But sometimes it is hard to think of ways to cut all your meals into small pieces. Especially with things like mashed potatoes and yogurt.
Sometimes I can trick Eli into letting me feed him with a spoon. All I have to do is give him a spoon to play with while I sneak in spoonfuls of food. He is getting smart to my game though! Now he wants to scoop up the food by himself. I guess I should let him, even if he ends up looking like this:
Very pleased with himself and extremely messy. The only problem is that he still tends to fling food off his spoon accidentally on occasion, and then EVERYTHING gets messy.
Ah well, I suppose it's better to let him use a spoon and get messy rather than letting him do this:
Yep. That is sand oozing out of Eli's little mouth and all over his teeth. My boy likes to eat handfuls of sand when I am not looking. Apparently it tasted better than I think it does because I have caught him doing it multiple times!
See who else is feeling Wordful.