Monday, June 20, 2011

Swings & roundabouts

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I am completely resigned to the notion of "this too shall pass" when it comes to babies sleeping - or not, as the case may be. Until this morning I hadn't thought about applying it to the seemingly random and definitely annoying eating habits of the same sweet and fickle little creatures. I've been whinging away about Little E's mercurial temperament in relation to all things food over the past week or so (see here and here if you think that misery deserves company).

As of today she could be a different child. She ate porridge and fruit for breakfast, snacked throughout the morning on her usual rice cakes, cheese and fruit, but was distracted quite easily and happily on the occasions I thought she was bored rather than hungry. She managed a trip to the library without demanding food in the middle of it, then consented to sit in a high chair without screaming and struggling to get out at a cafe, where she shared my fruit juice and raisin toast. She did pour water in her lap and spent the rest of the morning looking as though I have very unimpressive nappying techniques but that is a separate issue! Back to the library for Rhyme Time where there was enough going on that food was the last thing on either of our minds. On the way home she accepted that we had run out of snacks and spent the drive completely absorbed in attempting to take her shoes and socks off. At home it was lunch time and she ate half a toasted wrap with cream cheese, avocado and turkey.

She is now napping and all I can say is that I would like to put an order in for a repeat of this morning rather than a repeat of last week.

Are you paying attention, oh mighty food gods?

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