Ethan requested his colorful Cheerios cereal and blueberries for breakfast this morning. I gave him one of his usual spoons to eat with. Yes, with a 21-month-old, this was a disaster waiting to happen! And sure enough, the little monster made a huge mess. Milk was all over the place.
But I didn’t blame him. He was using the spoon correctly. The spoon was just a little too flat for scooping up milk and cereal. I looked through all of his other spoons to find a better one. Hmmm, they all looked about the same. Pretty flat and not rounded or deep enough for holding liquids. Then it hit me — I’ll give him a measuring spoon! I could only find a clean teaspoon one, so that’s what he got. And I have to tell you, it worked like a charm! The cereal rings and blueberries stayed on the spoon. So proud of myself for quickly thinking on my feet – because I rarely do that anymore since having a baby.
Anyway, this will be his new go-to spoon — and I didn’t even need to spend a dime! Perfect for macaroni, peas, rice, mashed potatoes, ice cream (yes, he eats ice cream sometimes – with sprinkles too!), and everything else!
Happy Leap Day!