I guess I have to thank Ted for getting the kids so independant. It all started when I began my casual job and he took over the household. I used to feed the kids their meal and he wasn’t keen on the idea although it did make the job easier and faster for me but did nada for them. In fact, I most probably stunted their growth in that respect.
Arianna would gladly allow anyone to feed her than spoon herself without any pressure at all. You might be able to sway KR a bit after she’s had a go at her meal but dont even try with Brandon. You’ll most likely end up wearing his dinner on you! Both KR and Brandon have been independant in that area which I am very happy about. Brandon is the quickest among the 3 to start feeding himself. He can quite feed himself anything we have for dinner from rice, to pasta to spaghetti – sandwiches are a breeze! He uses either a fork or spoon depending on his mood but either way, the food definitely makes its way into his mouth. And that’s really all that matters to me. He’s definitely my son and will give anything a go once which is excellent. Not particularly keen on meat but most kids are like that at his age but I reckon he will grow out of it.
I was telling Ted just a few night ago during dinner how much I miss feeding the kids and how I’d forgotten what it was like coz it seems so long ago that I was spoon-feeding them! lol But it’s really great to see the kids enjoy their food at the table. Which is the main reason why I have been putting off setting my sewing machine up again. Since Mum was down for a brief visit (my aunt passed away 2 weeks ago), I had cleared the table to make room for dinner as my aunt and uncle came with Mum. Since then, I have not set my machines back up and while I am enjoying the space on our dining table, I am getting more and more depress by the day looking at my pile of unfinished sewing. And I’m really beginning to miss it dreadfully. While I do have my knitting to fall back on, sewing just gives me faster end results while knitting takes me forever!
I might cave in and set it up tonight after Ted leaves for his night shift. I most likely wont be able to sleep tonight without him around so I might as well sew.