The Girl did go through a short phase when she was probably about 10 months old. She was just learning her first words, and the Wife and I made the mistake of teaching her the phrase "Uh oh!" These quickly became her favorite words, and her favorite time to utter them was whenever she "dropped" some of her food over the side of her high chair to the waiting teeth of our annoying, yippy dogs, Toby and Gromit. This game became more fun for the Girl than actually eating, so the Wife and I had to nip it in the bud so that our dogs didn't become more bloated and lethargic than they already were.
Fast forward to the present, and we can see that the Baby is finally starting to get the hang of eating solid foods. It has taken longer than it did with the others, but she is now getting pretty good at it. Especially meat. She loves meat! And it doesn't matter what kind, either. She loves pork chops, roast, hamburger, sausage, hot dogs, chicken, even venison summer sausage. She must have gotten her meat-eating genes from her Daddy, another ravenous carnivore.
Unfortunately, the Baby hasn't been utilizing her eating skills very well for the past couple weeks. She's been sick, and hasn't felt like eating all that much. She'll eat a few things each mealtime, but then the rest of her food goes, you guessed it, over the side of her high chair into the waiting teeth of our annoying, yippy dogs. They have been eating like royalty lately, getting bites of all the aforementioned meats, as well as peas, string cheese, orange and apple slices, freeze-dried strawberries and mangoes, noodles, my favorite smoked gouda, and whatever else we may have been eating during that time period. Actually, Toby is the one who has been eating the best, since he is much quicker then Gromit when it comes to food retrieval.
|The annoying and yippy Toby, waiting patiently under the high chair for some delectable morsels.|