Over the past several months, Little Buddy has formed a new habit. He’s a pretty good eater, so we have no complaints there. You have to keep changing up the types of food you give him throughout the meal though, or else he gets bored and stops eating. For that reason, other people have a difficult time feeding him, but when he’s at home with us, he consumes a good, balanced meal.
When he’s done eating, though, he lets you know it. If you give him a bite that he doesn’t want, he will take it into his mouth and then proceed to spit it out. Thank goodness for plastic bibs with pockets to catch falling food! And if there are pieces of food on his high chair that he doesn’t want, he will throw them overboard, one by one, until his tray is clear. I like to think that he just wants to be clean, like his mommy.
Since he can’t talk, he has no other way to communicate, so this is his way of telling us that he’s all done. Every once in a while, he will give me another little cue to tell me that he’s finished…before starting to throw his food overboard. So we are hopeful that this behavior will cease once he learns words.