Thursday, October 4, 2007

A First Time for Everything

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.
MUAHAHAHA!!!

11 comments:

TTQ said...

Smart cookie. I hate when things are put in my face to taste. My husband occasionaly forgets and I go apeshit. He also tried that with our "little best friend" and she actually started to cry. I was glad I wasn't there. I told him girls don't like anything forced upon them. Even if it is a doughnut.

Andrea said...

That's a good point! I tend to verbally ask someone, "Hey, do you want to try this?" instead of just shoving it in their face, but I think that's more out of respect for one's personal space. It's the same reason I don't shove things under a person's nose and say, "Here, smell this!" That is one of the things I flip over.

angie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I LOVE comments, so I'll welcome yours wholeheartedly. Like ttq said, "smart cookie". My twins rarely let anyone feed them either, and they have to decide what utensil (sp?) they use. They've also just gotten into the stage where they reject food if it's broken (like a cracker). AHHHHHHH!

Manic Mom said...

Isn't it great to know you're her mom and YOU ARE RIGHT! That you know everything about her and others do not!!!

Mother's instinct!!

Patti said...

i do a dance when i am this right...

Swishy said...

She has such a personality! I love it!

KATE said...

Well, I don't know why they would think you knew what you were talking about...I mean really you're ONLY her MOMMY!!! (you got my sarcastic tone right? ha ha)
I hate that too tho; just know that I'm right & things will go ALOT smoother.
- Kate

Monnik said...

That's funny, but I'd be irritated with daycare too. You know your kid more than they do.

Tree Faerie is totally going to give you fits when she's older. I can't wait to read about them. :)

Tuesday Girl said...

People have to learn things for themselves I guess!

Andrea said...

Mother instinct rocks! I'm beginning to trust it more and more, too. :)

(Oh, and I did my own little dance after I got in the safety of my car.)

carrie & troy keiser said...

That is SO funny that they FINALLY got it. I've been sitting Riley for 2 years .. since he was 3 months old. Sometimes Riley's mom will tell me that he doesn't eat this or that and then he'll eat it straight for a week and nothing else, so sometimes your kids will trick ya and make ya feel like a dork and then other times you are totally vindicated. Glad that you have gotten the vindication!
Thanks again for all of your comments, Andrea, I really love to read them.