We sing the song "Survivor" by Beyonce at our house. It is Kaylie's theme song. I have no doubt that if my daughter was born hundreds of years ago and had to be a "hunter or gatherer" she would have had no problem. Survival of the fitest would not have left her behind. She has mad survivor skills.
All for the sake of hunger and a complete love for anything edible she has....
At 7 months old she found a tangerine in the back of the car, peeled it and ate it while buckled in her car seat. I was driving....completely unaware.
At 8 months she learned that if ever she was hungry there was alway food under her high chair and she could just crawl over there. I suppose that is why she threw so much of it on the floor while she was eating. Saving some for a long winter a.k.a another time when food was not so readily available to her.
As soon as she could walk she started going into the pantry and helping herself to whatever struck her fancy.
I have seen her catch flies and frogs with her bare hands.....don't worry I don't let her eat these.
She has been known to go and get washclothes, still wet from morning baths and suck them for water.
Last month she figured out how to open the frezzer and get herself popsicles.
Today she got into the diaper bag, found a granola bar, opened the wrapper and ate...no porblem. Should a 14 month old know how to do this?
And if worse comes to worse, she knows she can always turn to the dog. Not her favorite option, but hey if you are starving?
And I feed her four meals a day and multiple snacks....really I do.
I'm a survivor (what),
I'm gonna make it (what),
I will survive (what),
Keep on survivin'
* Today jeff handed her back a boxed happy meal, thinking she would look at the characters on the box and be entertained with them until we got home to eat. Oh no.... when I got her out of her carseat in the back she was slready working on her fries. It is like she barely needs us anymore.