Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ticking the Boxes


It started in January 2008 when Sheena turned 2 - photos to prove it. We decided that we'd accept the mess and encourage Sheena to self feed. Her fine motor skills have always been particularly delayed, so it was a skill that Hubby and I have really wanted Sheena to accomplish - especially knowing that we'd have a new baby to look after in June. A few times I'd asked the OT, does she actually have the ability to do it, and I'd need convincing that we were not wasting our time.

Today, in November 2008, Sheena managed breakfast and dinner all on her own with a spoon and fork (lunch has always been the easy meal with a sandwich). It has been a frustrating, messy, time-consuming, and sometimes a battle-of-wills effort. Next comes the toilet training...

Fantastic to have this box ticked off though. I feel like celebrating.

4 comments:

My name is Sarah said...

You look so cute in your high chair. Good job with your eating skills.

Kari said...

These photos are so adorable!

amy flege said...

how awesome! we dont have that box checked off yet. mayson will feed herself but not with a spoon or fork..mostly her hands!

Becca said...

Oh, fantastic! We're trying to tackle that particular issue ourselves now. Samantha's fine motor skills aren't good, but they're getting better and she's getting more confident and insistant on doing things herself, but sometimes I think it's us that hold her back in the interest of no mess and not enough time. We have to learn to let go. Sheena's adorable!!