#3, I appreciate your effort to develop a new skill.
I am happy that you are beginning to assert your independence, become self reliant, and basically move toward full membership in the toddler community.
I know that you are eager to be like the brothers and I realize that being the master of your own utensils is evidence of that.
But, I must say that your technique is highly flawed and extremely inefficient.
I'm going to go ahead and point out a few of your shortcomings, and make suggestions for improvement in order to get you on a path toward success.
'Cause, guess what, buddy. What you're doin', ain't working.
Let's start with the basics.
First of all, you need to actually use the spoon.
don't really count.
is not the correct way to hold the spoon, so it doesn't count either.
Also. Once you have the spoon in your hand, the food needs to be in one of two places: your bowl or your mouth.
It generally does not belong here...
Now that we've got those issues covered let me explain our next steps. Starting tomorrow we will be reverting to the old policy in which I control the spoon myself, and/or throw occasional non-messy finger foods across the counter to you.
We will no longer be participating in any of the following activities: you feeding yourself something wet and/or sticky, you having a spoon of your own which you use as a blocking/jousting tool against my more adept spoon, or you gaining control of the bowl and/or the spoon and then using them for purposes other than what they were initially intended.
We will embark upon the You Feed Yourself Campaign again once your hand eye coordination is more young human and less Young Frankenstein.
Thanks for the effort. Better luck next time.
2 days ago