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Categories : Shannon
Lately when eating breakfast Adam seems so much older to me. He’s transitioned from eating toast and fruit to sitting and eating a bowl of cereal by himself.
Maybe it’s that with the combination of retiring the high chair and giving Adam a booster seat to sit at the table, he just seems to be growing up so fast.
I love to sit and watch him meticulously scoop up the cereal and put it in his mouth. He is so intense while doing this, the expressions on his face always changing with the odd “mmmmmm” sneaking out.
I make sure to give him a cloth as he starts so he can wipe the milk that has dribbled down his chin or the milk that has spilled onto the table.
Somedays there is lots of conversation and other days the focus is squarely on the food. Sometimes it’s a slow process taking an hour to eat breakfast and other days Adam vacuums it in.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Right now it’s more like the most important moment in my day.
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Tags: afternoon snack, good idea at the time, hard boiled egg, leather furniture, toddler, toddler eating
Categories : Shannon
I have already had a few it was a good idea at the time moments being a parent and I know there are many more to come. My most recent one started off harmless enough.
I had the fridge open and Adam reached in and grabbed a hard-boiled egg. Adam ran off giggling and really what harm can a hard-boiled egg do? So I let Adam run around with it and he was so happy to hold it, examine it and even bang it on a few things.
He was having a great time so as he was distracted I took the opportunity to work on dinner. He stood on the chair (a common practice for him) and was quiet. I poked my head around the corner to find he managed to get a finger size hole in the egg and was picking out the insides and eating them.
At this point I figured he hadn’t had an afternoon snack and peeled the rest of the egg for Adam. Again this seemed like a good idea. Adam took a few bites and I went back to prepping dinner. He started giggling again and I looked in his direction to discover he had mashed the egg all over the chair and was stomping on it.
Ok, not such a good idea. It was a pain in the butt to get cleaned up.
However it has restored the confidence that buying second-hand leather furniture was an excellent decision. Could you have imagined if he had made this mess on fabric?