Monday, March 22, 2010

Everyday Life: Going bananas

A Handy Guide to Baby's First Feeding in Six Easy Steps

Step one: Assure baby that the bananas are, indeed, quite tasty -- just like boob juice. Make squeals, smile at baby and do a little happy dance with spoon


Step two: Upon achieving a smile, likely a direct product of the dancing spoon, ensure that the smile has produced a wide-open mouth.

Step three: Move dancing spoon of banana gush swiftly, deftly into wide-open mouth

Step four: Completely shock baby with dancing spoonful of banana in wide open mouth.


Step five: Immediately regret not being able to explain that dancing spoon full of banana gush is not, I repeat, not actually boob juice, just tasty like boob juice.


Step six: Realize you've been found out and that no amount of joyous squealing and singing along with dancing spoonfuls of banana gush will convince baby to preform wide-open mouth smile again. Um, none.


Step seven: Make with the boob juice.
[No time for a picture -- must move fast to avoid epic gagging and choking and sputtering.]

8 comments:

  1. Our babies must be about the same age. I just introduced Lulu to solids a couple weeks ago when she turned 5 months old. So far she prefers veggies to fruits. The fact that she prefers peas to bananas makes me wonder if we left the hospital with the right baby.....

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  2. Avocado! Let him play with it and it will eventually end up in his mouth. :0)

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  3. Hahahahhaha! I love the play-by-play here. First off, what a cutie (the baby too!). But your jig is definitely up Mom. Good luck next time. Might I suggest a Pig Hand Puppet? ;-)

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  4. LOL! Some kids just don't like the mushy food. Grey never did! ha ha Love the pics! :)

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  6. Oh no! I thought all babies liked bananas!

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  7. hehe... maybe try thinning it with some milk? Then it's just banana-flavored boob juice! That was the best way to introduce Vince to all foods-- veggies, fruits, cereal, etc.

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  8. @USNchic -- my ped says that he recommends babies start of veggies so as not to perpetuate a taste for sweetness. So yay for Lulu!! Sometimes my G. makes me wonder the same thing with his eating of raw celery and onions. Blech!

    @Rose, that is next on my list! Thanks, friend. :)

    @SwedishJenn, ok dish about the Pig Hand Puppet. Come one, let it all out. Preferably with pictures on your blog.

    @Nicole, maybe it is the mush??

    @Foursons, me, too, mama. Me too!

    @Alisa, sneaky nutrition .... I LOVE IT!

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