Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner... words that both make me smile and strike fear into my heart! You just never know what they will hold and if it will require a "costume change" at the end. (I have to admit I always cover her with a kitchen towel as well as the bib to try to avoid those.) Since Megan has started finger foods, we do a lot more laundry around here. And I've gone through more Oxyclean than I ever imagined possible.
Today, Megan just did not want to eat lunch - I pulled out all the stops and got all her favorites. Here are some of them.... OK, one was added after lunch. The Ravioletti was actually part of my lunch. Tom was working from home today so I thought I'd actually try to make something for lunch. That is no small task with Megan hanging onto my leg. Well, she was all about watching the water boil (have I mentioned yet that she weighed in at 22 lbs and 12 ounces last week and that my back hurts), and then after refusing all her food.... she kept pointing to my plate. So I gave her a ravioletti (a mini ravioli) and another, and another, and another, and another...
As you can see by the smile on her face, the tomato on her nose, and the mess all over her face, hands, and her high chair... she loved it! I was even able to sneak in some green beans (pureed, she still won't tolerate green bean pieces) Basically, she ate my lunch. She ate my chicken, she ate my pasta... but on the other hand - she ate! So can I really complain?
Try to get past the tomato sauce that is smeared all over face. Ignore the tomato chunk on her nose (it's hard, I know) and focus on that cute little grin.
Not that you can really see it - but she's about to have tooth #5 poke through. It's on the left side of her bottom teeth.
As a side note to a previous post about bathtime... yeah, we tried co-bathing for awhile and still do it at times (if we are both home at bath time but that's pretty rare), but megan just hates the big tub. It doesn't matter if we are in there or not. I don't know what to do about it at this point. She loves water and will play with things in the tub while she's outside it... but put her in the tub (with or without water) and she freaks out. It's something about the tub... I think we are going to try a shower - she's still so little for it and it would have to be with one of us since she can't stand alone for very long --- but anything to help her over this fear.