She Drives Me Crazy!

I enjoy my whole day with K8O except when its meal time. The last week has been one big challenge. I do not know whether it is a milestone or a phase every kid goes through. She wants to eat herself!

When I shared this with my mom and mother-in-law, they both told me its blessing in disguise! Blessing?!!

Firstly, she never allows me anywhere close to her plate. Secondly, when she’s eating with a spoon, after a couple of minutes of artwork with her spoon on the plate, she’ll gather some food. By the time that spoon travels to the mouth.. Magic!.. The spoon will be empty! Not because she ate it.. Just that the food fell back into the plate!

Even worse is when she wants to eat with her hands. When given rice, she eats morsel by morsel. Give her idly or dosa, she’ll butcher it. Don’t ask me how long it takes! It takes FOREVER! Even after all that time, her plate will be just as full as I gave it in the start!

She loves curd. So anything and everything has to be mixed with curdie. I don’t know how, but just as they say a swan separates milk from water, she picks up teeny tiny lumps of curd and just eats that!

Want to know what happens when I don’t pay attention for a minute? Either her plate will be upside down orrrrrrr she’ll be pelting food at the toys or people around her! Thankfully she hasn’t done it in a while now!

Be it any mischief, I can handle it. I do lose my temper with some of the things she does, but then that doesn’t last for more than a minute. She gets away her innocent eyes and naughty smile. But what frustrates me the most is when she refuses food. I get so stressed and worked up!

I’ve tried giving her different plates of different colors, shapes and sizes. She has spoons of five different colors and two baby forks. But nothing works. I just hope this is a passing phase and soon she begins to love food as much as me!

Anyways, before I conclude, thought you might be interested in knowing how all this meal time drama ends. Trust me, its the ultimate. Its the hug she gives me.. a bare hug with her curdie hands! What can I say? Its the best hug in the world!

9 thoughts on “She Drives Me Crazy!

  1. I agree – it is a blessing in disguise and yes the messy eating continues. At 2 years and 2 months I still wish there are times when kuttyma will let me feed her. But nope – she is an independent eater – been that way since she was 15 months old. Messy, time consuming but totally beautiful and yes messy hugs are the best!

  2. It does take time Mike! I guess they love playing around with the food before it goes to the mouth…I'm totally with you on this one…messy and annoying!! but i guess i've learnt to see things thru Asher's fun eyes!! Children seem to explore and enjoy every thing around them and we seem to miss it most of the time! So have fun with her…. you could show her how mommy eats and she will love to imitate you! tht's what we did with Asher. And once they get the hang of it…..u'll be so proud 🙂

  3. I have absolutely no advice for u, except for the fact that I loved reading this blog and her cuteness is overwhelming..I'm totally in love with KT now.. ;)About the scarcely eating part, I guess, she will get better akka as time goes…she is after all mommy's girl. She will grow fond of food sooner.. 😀

  4. you are not alone indeed!!! Oh boy! even am so relieved to know that i am not alone, too…. What you wrote..is the same scenario at my place, too….Whatever be it, these tiny tots are precious gifts from our Father who loves us…. we need to have loads patience and high sense of appreciation for them…and their messiness…. 🙂 … thanks for sharing your experience with ur cute lil K80…. it helps us other moms, alot… God bless you!

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