Wednesday, December 10, 2008

By The Spoonful

Recently, Nikki Dee has been spending quality time with two of Mom's wooden cooking spoons. Initially, she used them to play the drums (aka pots and pans). However, she is beginning to widen their use. She even took them to her high chair the other day. No wonder she has a silly look on her face.



One generally doesn't wish to poke oneself in one's own eye, but hey if it's with her special wooden spoon, I guess it's okay.



Next day, didn't she put her [Arrowroot] cookie on her spoon and attempt to eat it from there. I find it interesting how well a twenty-month old kid can generalize. These are so different from her little spoons, but she's figured out that a spoon is a spoon is a spoon despite its size and material.



Finally, yesterday, she insisted on eating her scrambled eggs with one of her wonderful spoons. You can see her little kiddie spoon beside the dish, but she wanted nothing to do with it on that day. She actually didn't do too badly with the big spoon. In fact I was amazed to see her manage to get the whole thing (not the handle) into her mouth.


BTW that metal spoon has her mother's name engraved on it. She used it lo these many years as did her sister. That was also Thesha's Bunnykins dish.

8 comments:

Ginger said...

What a fun post! I'm intrigued that you're remarking on the developmental stage where the generalizations are made. I'm not sure I would have noticed that. Are you sure you're not a researcher? :)

Wishing you a blessed Christmas season....

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

A budding Gene Krupa! Bang on.

Perhaps, the day will come when the two of you can discuss the philosophical notion of the "essence" of spoon and weather "essence" comes before "existence".

Kila said...

Haha, Santa will have to bring her a smaller set of wooden utensils! ;)

Ruth said...

So cute! She is thinking "outside the box" and that should take her far. I still have my Bunnykins set. I wonder if it is considered an antique yet?

Ginnie said...

How does a drum sound alongside a violin? You two could make some interesting music together.
Adorable pictures, AC.

Woman in a Window said...

I love that these little things can be passed down. Somehow it sets aside the consume and dispose philosophy we too often employ.

HA! She cracks me up!

simplycol said...

What a delight she is!!
I love the Bunnykins dish ... I used to have one as well.

PBS said...

It's so interesting how little one's learn and pick up things. And she's going to be great with chopsticks!