Monday, February 10, 2014

The One Where He Does It His Way

James is pretty good at figuring things out.

Whether it is on his own or by watching us, he only has to see you so something once or twice to get the hang of things.

Course, most times he will do things he is own way.

Case in point:

We bought a new stroller last week.  The old one goes with the infant car seat that his new cousin is using, so we handed that off to my SIL and invested in something newer.

The new stroller doesn't have a tray in front for cups and snacks.  Not that we always take those things with us.  It is more often needed for his LeapPad and my iPhone.

My solution to the snack issue was to get a couple of those toddler snack cups.

For those not familiar with them, these plastic cups come with a rubber lid that fits very snuggly on top.  The lid itself is soft, and cut into 4 or 5 pieces that allow your child to put their fingers and hand into the cup to snag things, take them out to eat, and never spill anything if the cup is dropped.

So, we took the opportunity to test one out after breakfast when he asked for some animal crackers.

That kid turned the cup upside.  He shook it.  He spun it.  I was able to get him to put his finger in and snag a cookie to pull out.

Then he sat it on the table in front of him, used his right hand to BEND THE PLASTIC WEDGES UP, then grabbed a cookie and ate it with his left hand.

30 seconds later he found the seam of the lid and pried it off.  It was thrown to the floor, he opened his pop-up book, and continued to snack with his new bowl with handles.

Cause that is all it is now.

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