Our dining room is a mess. That’s my secret. That is how I get my kids to eat a variety of foods and have the fine motor skills to do it independently.
We let them try. We don’t clean up during dinner (also sometimes we don’t clean up after lunch or breakfast). Yes, we’ll probably wipe up at the end of the day or if people are coming over, but not during meal time. We let the kids do their best, and don’t worry if their best is all over the floor.
Matthew was recently very pleased with himself after pretty successfully eating a bowl of soup. I thought I’d share:
This is Trader Joe’s creamy tomato soup by the way (which everyone in the family is a big fan of). He had 1/2 a grilled cheese sandwich as well, which you can tell was not as popular as the soup.
On a side note, the boys have a new cousin named Catherine. We are so excited to meet her. I bet you want a picture, but I am on strict orders not to post a picture!! (Just picture a really cute little baby girl with lots of pretty dark hair and eyes). Congratulations Uncle Dan and Aunt Lizz!!!!!