How To Eat Blueberries
Solid Food #2: Blueberries
He liked these much better than the avocado.
Believe it or not, I did not lay him in a pile of blueberries. He really wanted to hold the spoon.
But I am a clever mama, and it didn’t take me long to realize that was a bad idea. I think it was about the time he rubbed the side of his head with his chubby, slobbery, blueberried palm.
Fortunately it only took him about that long to realize I wasn’t going to let him hold the spoon, and he quit trying to take it. He just opened up each time the spoon returned to his lips … and rubbed his eyes and scratched his belly and played with his ears while he smacked pureed blueberry around in his mouth.
Should I have wiped his hands clean once he stopped trying to grab the spoon? Probably.
Would I have gotten this picture if I had?
And the little sponge-bath we had later – and the blueberry stains on my sweatshirt – was worth it.
If The Meatball had a foodie show on The Travel Channel, his slogan would be, “If it looks good, smear it all over yourself.”
So we’re doing blueberries for at least one more day – introducing one new food every three to four days like we’re s’pposed to, in case there’s an allergy or a creepy bowel movement – but after that, what should we try? Suggestions?