I've read that babies will reach the stage where they insist on feeding themselves, just like how the grown ups do. Well, I think we're there. We're also at the stage where Aaron is refusing to eat anything that doesn't look like what we're eating.
Just as we were getting into a great routine of making nutritious purees for him, he's decided that he's not going to eat anything that we're not eating. In a way, this is good because we can just cook the one type of food. But, it also means that I can't blend a heap of superfoods (like avocado, quinoa, brocolli) together and feed it to him because I certainly don't want to eat that. What did I expect? He has tastebuds too and if I don't want to eat the stuff I've been feeding him, why would he? At least I got a good 7 months of those foods into him.
He is also uncontrollable if there is anybody eating while he isn't. So, this afternoon, we were making Blueberry Smoothies for ourselves and of course, there would be no peace unless he got some too. The only difference is that his was made from not-so-yummy baby yoghurt and ours was from ice cream.
Oh yeah, we had to 'drink' the smoothies from bowls because the little boss can't drink properly from a cup yet and had to have it out of his bowl. So, we had to all look the same!