Monday, August 07, 2006

Baby Steps

I was going to title this post, "Big Steps," but I decided against it and you'll read why. Shayna has been really acting like a toddler lately, especially at meal times. We have been letting her feed herself with her own Elmo fork and spoon. It's great for the first 5 minutes...then presto, she turns into a mini Nolan Ryan...hurling food, silverware, plate, & sippy cup at 90 mph towards the table, or whoever is in between. Mark and I are at our wit's end. We both decided that maybe...maybe...if we took her from her high-chair and put her in one of those booster chairs, then maybe she'll feel more a part of the whole dinner conversation and therefore won't need the extra attention by throwing things. Yeah, right... Here she is in her brand spankin' new booster chair. Look at that big girl! It's so nice and clean! Well... she did eat some of her food, but after about 5 minutes she grabbed a handful of food and unloaded! Back to the drawing board...again! Thank G-d that most of the people who I know have toddlers who do the same thing! Some people have even asked their pediarician about it. The doctor's answer is (as always), "it's just a phase." I guess Toddlerhood is just a phase that EVERY parent has to endure. I am so NOT ready for the teenage phase yet! I guess that this is G-d's way of preparing parents for that!
Here's a cute one of Shayna with her ice cream cone!
(Please note that she's in her high-chair!)

2 Comments:

At 9:46 PM, Blogger Jen3 @ Amazing Trips said...

Yep. Yep. Yep.

We've got the exact same booster chair(s) and plate(s). We've also got the exact same problem with food being whipped across the room. In three different directions.

You SURE you don't mind us coming to stay with you?! I can see it now ... we're all sitting around the dining room getting smacked in the side of the head with food. Shayna will be saying "WHO invited these people?!"

 
At 1:28 AM, Anonymous Roberto (NeoWORX) said...

I bet she is not going to throw THAT at you!! ;)

 

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