Having Fun Feeding The Kids

Oct 22 2014

baby eat footA little while ago, me and my wife had a baby and I became a dad. For a long time now, I have been married to a girl that I have loved since high school. She used to be my girlfriend when I was a teenager. But since then, I have married her. And now she is my wife. This last baby we had was not our first. The first one was a much longer time ago. The second one was also a long, long time ago, by the way. But you never quite forget the very first time you become a parent, because it is by far the most special time. I can’t believe how incredibly vulnerable young children are. They are so weak and dependent. When I had my first baby, I never wanted him to grow up because he was so friggin’ cute. But unfortunately, my kids did grow up, as kids have a habit of doing. And these days they are not very vulnerable anymore. Thank god for that, because I would not want them to be dependent all their lives. Kids do the funniest stuff in their early years. And that’s the main reason why kids are so fantastic. You’ve got to love all those silly antics when they are learning. You never quite know what is going to happen next. The things that kids blurt out sometimes… it has had me rolling on the floor laughing on more than one occasion for sure.

baby blocksIf you have never had this experience yourself, then you will probably never completely understand it. Children will never stop surprising you with all their funny baby stuff, and that’s the reason why I love them so much. You will experience the same when you have kids of your own. My own children loved drinking soap water from the bath tub when they were very small. I really don’t understand what it is about soapy bath water that is so awesome to a kid that they would voluntarily stick it in their mouths.I am quite sure that there was a good reason in their little noggins for doing so. But they themselves do not remember any of it. I have asked them why they did it as soon as they could talk. But they say they have no recollection of it. Well, isn’t that a crying shame. The mystery will never be solved. I don’t really mind though. There are plenty of things thta are better left unanswered.

We have had some of the greatest times when we were feedings the kids. And by we I mean me and my wife ofcourse. We did not feel like wasting a whole lot of time on having to make food for our children, so we bought an appliance to do it for us. It was a baby food maker from Cuisinart. That was a really good one. Back in those days me and the wife were slaving our butts off at the office and we did not have the time to waste on feeding the children hours per day. Babiesneed a lot of food, you know. There is a need to prepare food in advance, because you can’t seriously expect yourself to make food every single time the baby is hungry. And that is multiple times a day. So that is why me and the wife purchased an appliance… to help us make food more easily and more quickly. What we did was, we prepared the food for a week or sometimes two up front. And then we froze the food and took it out whenever we needed to.

7 month oldBut you can not forget to thaw it before you feed it to your baby. And thawing takes time too. Babies can’t eat frozen food yet so don’t even bother. Babies sure do like sucking on pacifiers but for some reason they won’t suckle down a frozen vegetable lolly pop. We’ve tried and it did not work. Ha ha, just kidding. The food will have to be not only thawed, but it will also have to be warmed up before it goes into the baby’s mouth. And this is usually my favorite time of the feeding, because this is what creates the mess. I was once feeding my sons with a spoon and most of the time they behaved very well. One heck of a lot better than some of these babies on the web, with all their spilled food all over their faces. But that was only for show, because once I had walked away into the next room, they would throw the whole darn bowl of food onto the floor and that would be the end of that.

Sometimes I tried having a discussion with the boys, because I wanted to know why they misbehaved and made such a mess. Usually they would be asking for toys because they were done with dinner time. I jokingly asked them if they would be interested in cleaning up the incredibly mess that had made. I don’t know why I even bothered, because naturally… they did not. Children will look at you like they are witnessing a turd crawling up the wall, when you make an attempt at intelligible conversation with these kids. Thankfully, I never lost my temper and I always stayed nice with them. It may have pissed me off royally in the past, but I darn well realized that one day these kinds of experiences would turn into fond memories. And indeed they did. So for that reason, I can not say that I have any regrets.

baby eat foodNext to a baby food maker, we also needed to get a good crib for putting our babies in when we wanted some rest. Most of these cribs out there are pretty pricey, but me and my wife were not about to take out a loan in order to be able to afford a crib. But a crib is not optional, you have to have one of these or there is no way you can properly raise your baby. You can’t have him sleep in your bed with you. We managed to get a cheap one off Amazon for a good price. No sense in paying full price at the local store when you can get it for cheap!

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