I love watching Alex eat. It’s always a mess, which is a definite down side, but it’s so cute. The way he picks food up between his thumb and index finger, the way he shoves the food deep into his mouth, the way he licks his fingers when it’s a food he really likes, and the way he says “mmmm,” which I think is him mimicking me saying “Yum!”
Recently, the most amusing part about feeding him is the sippy cup adventures. He doesn’t quite get the sippy cup yet. For the first few times I gave it to him, he just banged it around. Bang. Bang. Bang fall. Eventually, I got him to suck on it, and he realized, “Hey! Liquid comes out when I suck on it!” but he hasn’t figured out how to get it to work on his own.
First, there was the issue of “Where do I put my mouth?”
Once he figured out where to put his mouth on his own, he came to the next dilemma: “Now that my mouth is on here, how do I get the liquid out?” He sucks and sucks, I can hear the air moving around in there, but nothing comes out. He doesn’t understand that he has to tilt the cup for liquid to come out.
And, naturally, he wont let me help him tilt the cup. Now that he has figured out that it’s his sippy cup, and that he can put it to his mouth himself, he freaks out every time I attempt to tilt it for him. He gives me this look that says, “Get away, Devil woman! I can do it myself!” (In my head, Alex sometimes acts like Stewie from Family Guy.)
He’ll get it eventually. And until he does, it’s pretty amusing to watch.