I think it’s time to clean off the high chair and retire it to basement storage. Isabella has decided she wants to sit at the table with mommy and daddy. She was so insistent about sitting in the chairs, and we were worried about her falling off the kitchen chairs which are bar stool height, that on Friday I went out and bought a booster seat. It took a little while before she got used to the idea, having spoiled her a bit by letting her sit in the chairs without the seat, she was reluctant to be strapped in again. Finally, however, I think she realized the booster seat makes it easier for her to reach the table top. And so now Bella proudly eats her meals at the table with us. It’s rather nice to look up at dinner and see my daughter’s smiling face across from me.
And Hello, utensils, as well!
She’s also finally learning to manage a spoon! Last night she got in several bites of cottage cheese properly with the spoon before she gave up and resorted to shoveling with her fingers. I praised her profusely when I noticed that she was using the spoon rather than just waving it around, hoping to further encourage such proper table manners. It will be very nice when she masters this necessary skill.