Early morning and it is time for breakfast. At our hose that usually means toast and different types of lunch meats, home made jam, and cheese spread. A while back we were getting to a point where breakfast meant tantrums screaming and very little eating so we realized it was time to give our little one some more choices and the opportunity to be more independent at meal times. So now mealtime looks something like this.
After finishing my first piece of toast I usually ask for more. I still use my baby sign language even though I know how to say more.
The screaming fits have disappeared and she now usually eats more then me for breakfast, but of cause this also means more of a mess. The milk usually gets spilled at least once and there is usually jam pretty much everywhere, But that’s all a part of growing up if you ask me. The trick is just to clean up, have positive attitude and not make a big fuss or be tempted to get angry or yell.