Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Biscuits are a serious business

Vir has figured out how to feed himself a biscuit. I broke a couple of small pieces and put them on the tray of his high chair yesterday to see what he would do. With extremely slow and deliberate movements and a very serious expression on his face, he was able to pick up one piece and neatly deposit it into his mouth. He sat and chewed it with his gums for a while, visibly swallowed, and then was ready for the next piece. Only, this time, when he withdrew his hand from his mouth, the biscuit piece came back too. He had forgotten to release it in his mouth. That was confusing. Once he had dealt with the challenge and eaten the second one, the third piece presented a whole new problem. He didn't manage to pick it up neatly with his thumb and forefinger and ended up wrapping it in his whole fist instead. It was funny to watch him search for the lost piece!

The great thing about this is that I now have one more way to keep him occupied for 5-7 minutes at a stretch. At least for now.

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