July 29th, 2013

baby kitty

Mondaily with a question for parents (and parent-like) folks.

What kinds of foods do you like to give toddlers to encourage them to feed themselves? Preferably things that do not result in Yogurtbeard, Scourge of the Kitchen:

She clearly hasn't mastered that spoon yet!

A nice weekend. I let Jake be Dad for a good chunk of time, put on my headphones, and dove into some programming for clients that had stacked up on my to-do list. I haven't had such a long block of time without distraction for a while, and made excellent progress. I also leveled up in Wordpress and like it much better than I used to. Oh, plugins, you are so delightfully user-friendly! The weather was gorgeous, so we spent some time outdoors, and there was much playing and giggling and lots of music and amazing food (fresh everything-slaw, grilled steaks, grilled chicken tarragon salad, everything-fruit pie that included cherries, pineapple, pear, coconut, walnuts, rhubarb and raisins!...), plus a long walk with the dog. I got just a little bit of art time this evening (despite a baby who INSISTED she was not ready for bed and got a late second dinner after wailing from her crib for a long while), and did manage to weave out three short poems for the Muse Fusion and start another! Sadly, I did NOT get a new installment for Torn World finished. I have decided I need to completely scrap what I've got written and start again. Two weeks in a row without updates! I'm sorry to my three or four loyal readers!

Today I must try to get bear photos for Guppy's 17-month birthday (yesterday!) and make bread, write, program, be Mom, and take over the world. Getting right on that.