It feels weird to continue with Baby-led Weaning Wednesdays because we’re technically at the age now that it’s not unusual to see other kids eating “table” foods. At the same time, Peanut is miles ahead of those kids. While they’re just figuring out that they are actually allowed to put their own food in their own mouth, Peanut is using utensils. While they’re eating easy things like o cereal and crackers, Peanut is eating mashed potatoes and steak. So to heck with the weirdness because we’re still learning here and it doesn’t stop just because she’s older.
So on to sandwiches.
It feels like we eat a lot of sandwiches lately. Maybe it’s because we’re always on the go? Maybe it’s because Mama is lazy and they’re easy? Either way, Peanut has an interesting time with sandwiches. If I hold the sandwich, she’ll take a bite. If I give her the sandwich, she takes it apart. Even if I put it into her hands like you would hold a sandwich, she still takes it apart. It’s pretty amusing.
Then she eats the individual parts.
Then she “explores” (i.e. squeezes) the lettuce.
And she still ends up throwing half of it on the floor.
Which brings me to a second point. My food-obsessed -loving child has turned into a very, very, oh-my-god-how-does-she-still-grow?!? child. According to the internets, it’s a normal thing at this age. Still, I find myself lying awake at night trying to come up with ways to convince my child to eat some damn lettuce. Something about leafy greens is suddenly evil to her. Meat too. Weird, weird child.