The Feeding Mirror

December 17, 2009 By: erik Category: Family, Funny, Offspring, Parenting, Photos 101 views

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Grandpa feeding Nora (crop)During their visit, my parents very much enjoyed feeding their granddaughter her lunchtime vegetable puree and her afternoon fruit. Feeding Nora is one of the best times (both frustrating and adorable) I usually get to spend with her, and I delighted in the opportunity to share the experience with my folks. In my couple months of feeding her from a spoon, have found that it is pretty much impossible to feed her without opening your mouth big when you want her to do the same. It’s a natural human reflex. The fact that she has not yet reached the point where she can mimic the body movements of someone else does not stop us (me, my wife, my parents, and everyone I’ve seen feed her) from trying to will her mouth open with our own gaping jaw. It’s quite a funny phenomenon.

Grandpa feeding Nora

Grandpa feeding Nora

Grandpa feeding Nora

Grandma feeding Nora

Grandma feeding Nora

 
  • Jake

    Nora’s face in that last picture is priceless.

    • http://www.erik-rasmussen.com/ Erik R.

      Sort of a “Help! Grandma’s trying to explode me!” look?

  • http://www.hillbillyplease.com/blog/ jane

    Hahahahaha, I love this.

    Already adorable Nora is getting cuter and cuter all the time. How do y’all stand it?

    • http://www.erik-rasmussen.com/ Erik R.

      It turns out that Nature has thrown a lot of screaming, vomiting and pooping into the mix to help balance out all the heart-warming cuteness. Otherwise human parents would be paralyzed with adoration all the time…kind of like grandparents are.

  • http://www.smattery.com/blog andrea

    That’s funny. When I read this entry, I thought “I don’t open my mouth when I’m feeding the baby!” Then I paid extra attention to myself tonight when I was feeding Eva just now and I realized … I totally open my mouth when I’m feeding her.

    • http://www.erik-rasmussen.com/ Erik R.

      Score one for Self Awareness! As I said, it’s darn near impossible to avoid.

      Marga is particularly funny/cute because she licks her lips in accordance to where Nora has food around her mouth.