Monday, April 20, 2009

"I can do it, I can do it!"

Sophie says this at least 30 times every day. It doesn't matter how impossible the task might be, she wants to try to do it by herself first. Then if she doesn't succeed, she graciously allows me to help.Lately this need to do it all has spilled over into Avery's life as well. Sophie has recently commandeered the role of feeding Avery her solid food. She picks out what she wants her to eat, generously allows me to get it ready, and then promptly steals it back again to do it herself.
Then she crawls up onto this stool and begins the feeding. She actually has done better than I ever expected. I think she's only jabbed the spoon into the back of Avery's throat 3 or 4 times (which is 3 or 4 times too many, but what can you do?) And the mess at the end isn't too horrible, either.
I think this is what Avery thinks about the new set-up, though. I love how Sophie's mouth is open as she tries to get Avery to open hers. Is it possible to feed a baby without opening your own mouth? I've definitely never been able to do it. This is why Sophie's newest nickname is "mamacita".

8 comments:

Annie O. said...

Are you sure it is only 30 times a day? ;) I LOVE Sophie's red hair!! Your girls are so adorable!

Carrie said...

Haha! That is so cute. I think you should capitalize on this and see how many other tasks you can get Sophie to do. You could turn over, like, half of your household responsibilities and keep Sophie occupied at the same time! Just have an emergency escape plan for when Child Protection Services comes a-knockin' :-)

Cori said...

What a great sister! It will be fun to see the bond between them as they grow!

meli said...

She does a better job of feeding babies than I do! Can I have her until Sawyer can eat on his own? I have to bathe him after he eats because he/we are so messy! They are beautiful-just like their mama! Love you!

Alan and Jeni said...

What a cute little "mamacita" Sophie is. I think it's great that she wants to help so much. She's a natural!

Alison said...

Ha! Don't you just kinda feel bad for the 2nd child? Drew gets literally "smothered" in kisses. It's cute but sometimes so hard :)

Deborah Austin said...

What a big helper and what a great Mom to be so patient. You are a great mom and you can just tell!

Brian&Pam said...

haha Oh your girls are so cute, Becky! I can't believe how fast they grow! These are the fun things to look forward to :) By the way, I had a dream last night that you adnd Joseph and the girls came to visit us in Alaska (random, I know) I was so excited to have you here and was really disappointed when I woke up and realized it was just a dream. Anyway, love and miss you guys!