Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pears In The Armpits

Yes, you read that right. (If you enlarge the photo you can see pears that go all the way up his arm! He's eating fresh pears now, not pureed. He practically squashes them to pieces when he picks them up, though.)


Anyway...William has been getting very picky with his eating lately. He simply doesn't want to eat like a big boy anymore. He'll eat, but only little bits. All he really wants is milk. milk. milk. He fusses, he squirms, he yells. It's all driving me nuts and I don't know what to do about it.

He has always been a perfect eater, eating everything I place in front of him or place in his mouth for him. Now, it's like he's entering the Terrible Twos and has to protest every. little. thing.

I tried something different the other day. I let him hold his own spoon and "feed" himself. It was extremely messy, but it did the trick. That was exactly what he wanted.


I promptly went out and bought a carpet protector!

3 comments:

Tennisc G said...

Have fun learning to feed yourself, William!!

And look at all those TEETH now... such a big boy!

Love you,
Aunt Gina

Grandma A said...

YOU GUESSED RIGHT MOM...HE IS ENTERING THE "TWO'S" PHASE AND LOTS OF TOTS THIS AGE PREFER TO FEED THEMSELVES....=) YOU DID THE RIGHT THING, JUST HAVE A CARPET PROTECTOR AND LET HIM HAVE AT IT...=)

GOOD LUCK, IT DOES GET BETTER!
GRANNY "A"

Moon Loh said...

Well done William! My Baby Moon is 2yrs old also, but she can eat very well and she likes to feed herself too. Baby Moon won't messy the things maybe she is a clean little girl. We don't use the carpet protector too.
William can be my Baby Moon's friend. Do visit my Baby Moon and we keep in touch =)