lately, choi boy has taken a big interest in self-feeding. he's actually gotten pretty good at getting things on his spoon and stabbing small pieces of food with his fork. usually, whatever's on his fork or spoon will make it into his mouth, even if it might take more than one try. the hardest thing is the coordination of knowing when to open and close his little mouth! ;) sometimes, he'll drop the utencils and just start using his hands again because it's faster and our boy LOVES to eat.
of course, with self-feeding comes a big mess to clean up afterwards.
cb: c'mon, umma, it's not *that* bad!
um, choi boy, you might help with the laundry, but you don't do it all yet. and you're not the one contending with sticky rice stuck all over your clothes! (do you spy the piece of white kimchi in choi boy's hand? my mom made a whole vat of it just for him!)
we try and get as much of the didn't-make-it-into-choi-boy's-mouth food off of his clothing and booster seat before he leaves the table, but sometimes, it's tricky when you're dealing with tiny bits of food here and there.
that's when we call in the big guns.
and let me tell you, big sister piper takes her job very seriously.
our kiddos work very well together in their effort to clean up. i think the understanding is that cb fishes for any leftovers in his bib pocket and piper has dibs on anything else. quite a deal, if you ask me!
p.s. that AWESOME bib? courtesy of the awesome christy. love it!