Chopsticks for Me!

There’s something about chopsticks that fascinates Ethan so.  When I started giving him siew mai from our dim summeals, I gave it to him with chopsticks.  He would gobble each morsel of the food eagerly and ask for more.  But when I peel off a piece of char siew pau like what I normally do and offered it to him by hand, he pushed it away!  When I gave him porridge using a spoon, he rejected it.  But the funny thing is, if I use a pair of chopsticks and scoop up that same bit of the porridge, and feed it to him, he takes it without any complaints!  Isn’t that odd?

Same thing happened when we went to the New World Park hawker center late last Saturday afternoon.  I am very pleased to note that the hawker center now has baby chairs available!  And they are the kind that Ethan is VERY used to: the IKEA baby high chair, and furthermore it comes with a tray :)  So no more sitting in the stroller during our meals at New World now!  Anyway, we ordered wan ton mee, and when our orders arrived, Ethan of course excitedly demanded for food.  You know, with the wan ton mee looking as delicious asthis, I’m not in the least bit surprised.

I fed him the wan ton mee with chopsticks, sometimes twirling it around the chopsticks so it would be easier for him to eat it.  Then I put some of the mee on a spoon, but strangely enough, he pushed it away!  I tried this several times, but it was always the same…don’t know what it is with chopsticks that is so interesting to him.  Oh yeah, we noticed that Ethan has also mastered the skill of slurping a strand of noodle too, and he does it with such finesse, it’s such a delight to watch!  And after meal time, it was time to wash it all down with some water!  Look at how Ethan is quenching his thirst!

 

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3 comments

That must be a very, very special order of Wan ton mee. No wonder Ethan loves it. Looks to me like he is a very steady drinker and full of concentration.

Joyce says: The concentration is essential to prevent spillage :) Ethan is a wan ton mee lover just like Mommy and Daddy.

cute..but why only willing to eat with chopstick? maybe he sees all adult use chopstick so he wants to follow as well

Joyce says: If he doesn’t see the chopsticks, he will take his meal using a spoon. LOL

I think most kiddos are facinated with chopsticks coz those food that came from a pair of chopsticks always tasted yummier!

Darrius will hum *YUMMMMM* every time I put something into his mouth using the chopsticks!

Joyce says: It tastes yummier with chopsticks?? How about if we coat the chopsticks with formula? :P