Chompy Chomp Chomp Chomp
My sister has a friend that had a set of twins the month before Owen was born. One is a girl and one is a boy. Awhile back she wrote a post on her blog about how different her two were when they were eating cheerios. Her post just cracked me up because the differences in her children are just like those in mine. I am just seeing it 3 years apart.
When Grace was younger she would (and still does) eat her food so daintily. She picks it up neatly and puts it in her mouth. She wouldn’t use her fingers to eat her food. Danny’s mom would have to actually stick her hands in stuff to get her messy. I am sure she was using a spoon and fork by the age of 1 because she didn’t want to get her fingers dirty. Just this morning when she was eating pancakes with syrup she asked me to get her a wet rag “and leave it” beside her so that she can keep using it to clean herself up if she gets sticky.
Owen is a totally different story. He will grab fist fulls of food and try to shove all of it in his mouth at the same time. He chews whether he got anything in there or not. He will have all sorts of food up to his elbows and up to his forehead. He doesn’t usually wear a bib because he will try to eat that too and just make more of a mess.
It’s so funny to me the difference in how boys and girls approach so many things. I know there are more discoveries to come as Owen is already eyeing the outlets…