Bella has recently begun opening the refrigerator to graze through the shelves.
The other morning she came in while I was nursing Sophia and said, “I want yogurt.” When I went into the kitchen I was much surprised to find the yogurt on the kitchen table. She’d tried to open the foil cover and failed. That was when she came to ask for help.
Tonight as I was cleaning the dinner dishes she came in and opened the refrigerator and spied the bag of pancakes leftover from Sunday’s breakfast. “I want pancakes.” She pulled them out and brought the bag to me to open.
As soon as she learns how to open ziplock bags and foil lids, I’ll never know what she’s eating.
Should I try to stop this behavior and institute a rule about not opening the refrigerator unless I’m present? Or should I glory in her newfound ability to feed herself? At least she does seem to always close the door after she’s helped herself.