Friday, February 16, 2007

Adults look really funny when...

... they are feeding young children solids.

Just as the spoon or the hand makes its way to the baby's mouth, the adult opens his/her mouth wide and holds it in that position - the eyes, lips, forehead and cheeks contorted in suspended animation - until the baby scoops up the food on the spoon or in the hand. Then the mouth clamps down shut rather suddenly, the facial parts returning to their normal stations.

I'm sure I do it every time I'm feeding little N, but thankfully I can't see myself.


Chakra said...

Oh my goodnesss... i thot its just only me. I tell myself not to scare the kid by doing so, but the same thing happens next time as well.

As you said, thank god, I can't see that myself. :))

Anonymous said...

ahahahahah!!! now that i think about it, perhaps that's why so many kids throw tantrums while eating- they are terrified what it has done to their parents. lol.

rash_mi said...

Hi Sujatha,

I guess this happens with everyone trying to feed their lil ones :)

Another funny and similar thing that happenned with me was when we took out daughter to Kollur Mookambike temple for her 'akshara-arambha'. The priest asked my daughter to put her tongue out so that he could write something (as part of the ritual). And there we were putting our tongues out till the entire process was done. lol !

Sujatha Bagal said...

Rashmi, that was funny, but I can totally imagine it.

TGFI, good psychoanalysis!

Chakra, I've promised myself that I won't do that anymore. Let's see how that goes.

*Tanyetta* said...

hilarious! and very very true. when my husband was home, that's the exact way he fed our son. LOL

tooo funny.

Anonymous said...

Oh, thank you VERY MUCH for the information ! Now I am going to be all conscious when I feed my little one !!! :)