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I mentioned before that Little M LOVES being an independent eater.

For almost every meal, she has some sort of “finger food” to go with it.  Usually it’s extra rice, or her veggies cut up into little pieces.

This usually leads to some pretty big messes.  Some of the food either ends up on her lap or on the floor!  Yikes!

Gotta give her credit for the effort.

At restaurants, Hubby and I decided that we would clean up after her.

That usually means one of us is on our hands and knees on the floor where she ate picking up all her bits of dropped food.

We started doing this when she was younger and loved tearing up pieces of the straw wrapper and napkins.  There were little bits of paper everywhere and we felt the need to pick up after her.

It just feels like common courtesy.  She’s our daughter, she made the mess, we should clean it up!

So if you see us on the floor at a restaurant, don’t worry.. we’re just cleaning up our mess!

Little M’s new thing is to feed herself while she’s being fed.

She started this when we were at a restaurant one night for dinner.  I was feeding her food and a little bit fell onto the table.  She quickly picked it up and put it in her mouth.  She then wanted to pick foods off of mine or Hubby’s plates.

So, I cut up a bit of the veggies, and set it on a plate for her and she proceeded to eat the veggies while I fed her food.

We tried this again the next day with a plate of rice.

She LOVES feeding herself and she stayed quiet and focused the entire time. 

What’s great is that she continued to eat what was being spoon-fed to her at the same time.

The clean up is a bit of a pain.  Hubby and I found ourselves on the floors of restaurants picking up after Little M’s little messes.  But it’s worth it to know that she’s start to show some independence.  And it’s sooo cute to watch her eat.

I like to think of Little M as being super efficient.. she tends to do her poops while she’s eating.. it’s an efficient system.. but this is what hubby thinks..

Hubby:  She poops and eats at the same time..
Me:  Yup.. she’s efficient!
Hubby:  That’s like me bringing my dinner plate into the bathroom..
Me:  Well, geez.. if you put it in those terms.. it’s gross..
Hubby:  That’s pretty much what it is..

Thanks Hubby, it was totally cute until you turned it into “adult” terms..

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