I just love it when I tell someone something and they tell me in a know-it-all tone, "Well, I've never heard of that!" or something similar, then they end up telling me how right I was later.
For example, Tree Faerie refuses to let anyone feed her, whether it be from a spoon or from a finger. She wants to do it herself. If I had not tested and re-tested this theory, I would not have stated it as fact. I've only experienced one exception since she made up her mind, but there were several factors that made the experience unique. (I was eating yogurt from a regular spoon while holding Tree Faerie, and when I saw that she was intently watching me eat the yogurt, I offered her a bite from my regular spoon. She took that bite, then let me know when she wanted another bite, and she was the one who decided when she wanted a bite and when she was done.)
This past Monday when I took Tree Faerie to daycare, I explained to her teachers that she refuses to be fed but will feed herself. This was met with a very familiar, "Well, I've never heard of that!" So, I told them to try it out.
And I waited.
This morning, it happened. "You were so right! She simply refuses to eat anything you try to feed her, whether it's from a spoon or your finger! She just shakes her head no and clamps her mouth shut!"
Someday you will all learn to worship me and we will all get along much better.