Happy Fourth of July! Let’s share a few firsts. Teagan shucked her first ears of corn today. She was such a big help, getting all the husks of f, and even some of the silk. Asking why the entire time. Why can’t we eat the husks? Why are there silk? Why not eat the stem? Can I have it now? Eventually, she got two of the four ears done for me. And was so happy to be helpful. She was so excited and eager to eat the ear of corn she ended up licking an ear before I could stop her!
Ashlin had her first ear of corn. She’s always been a fan of corn, frozen corn that is. Until today, she’s never had an actual ear of corn. She was a bit confused about how she should eat it, sucking on the two ends first, but she eventually got an effective bit down, and was able to eat about half the kernels off the cob. She got super excited when I cut the rest off, signing “more” while I was getting some on a fork for her.
Teagan dug right in.
Though she needed a bit of prompting to actually finish eating her half ear. But then again, that’s par for the course with her at meal times it seems. Unless there are pancakes. We can’t eat pancakes all the time, so, yes, we coax and prod her to finish her small plate. A plate that has less than half the food that Ashlin eats while hardly stopping to breathe.
Granted, the mojito I had for an appetizer helped a lot!