Eat By Herself


It’s a very hot day today and i stay at home to tidy Miaomiao’s toy house with Miaomiao. As i haven’t tidied her toy house for sevral days, it’s really a mess in her house.

I rearrange the ground mats for the new storage cabinet and shelf that will coming in next two days (buy online), and sort her toys in different groups. I also college the old toys she doesn’t play and put them in some storage boxes. I find Miaomiao’s old baby chair she used when she was a little baby. Miaomiao feels curious about her old chair and likes to sit in it again. As it’s already time to lunch, so i wash and dry the chair and let her sitting on it. Our lunch are dumplings. I put sevral mashed dumplings with soup in her bowl and give her a spoon. She starts to eat by herself. She puts a spoon of mashed dumplings in her mouth and then chews and swallows it. After that she looks around and doesn’t eat again. I ask her to continue to eat dumplings. Then she starts to drink the soup with her spoon. She drinks sevral spoons of soup and then tilts the bowl in order to drink more soup. So i put her bowl and fetch more soup for her in the kitchen. She continues to drink soup for a while, and puts the soup on the chair and her clothes at the same time. After a while, she stops to drink soup but plays with the spoon and bowl. I feel a bit angry to see the mess she makes and urge her to eat more dumplings. But she tells me she doesn’t want to eat anymore. I ask her if she wants me to feed her these dumplings, she says yes. I tell her to eat by herself and tell her that kids in kindergartens also eat by themselves. But she insists not to eat by herself. So at last i have to feed her these dumplings.
And when it’s time for supper, she agrees to eat by herself. I put some rice and vegetables and fish flesh in her bowl. Then she starts to eat her supper with spoon. This time she eats by herself. Only one problem, it’s that she eats too slow. Whenever she finishes one spoon and has already swallowed, she doesn’t start the next spoon unless i urge her to continue. Her attention is on TV. She quickly puts another spoon of supper in her mouth when i tell her i would turn off TV if she doesn’t continue to eat her supper. Though slow, she eats up her supper at last and drinks some soup by herself.
Maybe there is still a long way to go for her to eat dinner by herself well. But the old baby chair really can help. Hope she can eat by herself in the late future.


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Tina Peng

Tina Peng, Miaomiao's mother, born in 1985, and give birth to Miaomiao in summer of 2013, love Miaomiao very much, and willing to record her tiny things in this blog.

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