A few days ago, Caleb decided he didn’t want to eat from his spoon anymore.
That was awesome.
He had been doing great while we were on vacation, and was eating a ton. And then, a couple days after getting back, he just started crying, fussing and really not wanting to eat any of the fresh, organic puréed foods that Sarah made for him. So annoying.
So, Sarah had an idea.
Let’s just let Caleb feed himself. You know – with his hands.
Now, the photos above and below don’t really do the whole scene justice. It was a mess. Caleb was gross. Slimy. Gross. Banana and others foods all over Caleb, all over the high chair, all over the floor…to say that I was not a fan is an understatement.
Sarah was enjoying the whole thing. Watching Caleb enjoy himself…watching Caleb feed himself…watching me freak out…watching me get crazy annoyed with all the food that was dropping on the floor.
These photos are cute. The situation…it was anything but cute.
Now…I know that this is just the first kind of transition we’re going to have related to eating. I know that.
We’re going to have way more messes to deal with than this.
But still, any suggestions for what to do with not being able to handle these kinds of messes? Other than just getting over myself?
Update: I will say that since this day, he did go back to enjoying eating from the spoon for awhile, and then Sarah found some foods that he could feed himself but aren’t too messy…so we’re working our way through it…good times, right?