Yogurt Wars

April 6th, 2010

Miss Mouse is quite proud of her budding skills with a spoon. Most days, she refuses to allow me to “help” her with her spoon-based foods (like yogurt or applesauce), preferring to wield the utensil herself.

But then there are days when she gets frustrated by how slowly she has to eat when using a spoon, and decides to take matters into her own hands. Literally.


The problem is, she still won’t let me feed her. So I find myself locked in a battle of wills with a steely-eyed toddler. I try to offer her a spoonful of yogurt. She squawks and tries to smack the bowl out of my hand. I hold out the bowl and spoon, inviting her to feed herself in a civilized manner. She reaches for the yogurt with her hands. I pull it out of reach. She glares. I glare. I offer her a spoonful again…

And, repeat.

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