From Brian: In an attempt to determine if he dislikes the taste of peas or if he disliked the texture of homemade mushed peas a couple of nights ago, Beanie’s Mommy had the idea to try to feed him store-bought peas baby food last night. Did he eat it?
The short answer is yes, he ate it! Therefore, it might be that he just didn’t enjoy the texture of homemade versus the smoothness of the store-bought. Or maybe he’s finally getting accustomed to vegetables.
The long answer is that he’ll eat some, but eventually gets disenchanted with the concept. He likes to grab our spoon or otherwise interfere with our feeding him. Below is a photo of him holding a plastic spoon–an ingenious “decoy” that Mommy used to occupy one of his hands to give her a cleaner, er, more accurate shot at approaching his mouth with the food.
Eventually, he has a bit too much fun with the decoy. He waves it about, often dropping it and leaving us without a decoy unless we pick it up for him (and potentially cleaning it in case his puts it in his mouth). He can block us, dueling spoon-to-spoon. He can bang the decoy around, possibly knocking over his bowl of food! Thus, we might detain one of his arms in order to feed him.
All in all, it was somewhat successful. Eventually, he clamped his mouth and tried to dodge the food, but not before we fed him most of his dinner.