This year I am joining in with What the Redhead Said‘s project Living Arrows which is all about celebrating childhood.
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
Each week I will be posting a picture of Dexter showing what we have been up to or something new he has learnt.
We have had a couple of firsts for Dexter this week. Firstly, he used a fork for the first time. In the past, he has taken a fork from me, but this week I tried something new. I placed the fork in the bowl so he would learn to pick it up and feed himself. It took a few goes, but he got there in the end. The first couple of times, the wrong end went in his mouth, but eventually he got the right end in, then bit the chunk off the fork. Next is getting him to understand the fork goes back into the bowl and not on the floor!
Secondly, we got rid of his bath seat this week and got a bath mat instead. He loved being able to crawl around the bath and I was surprised at how quickly he learnt he needs to put his hand out to stop himself from falling. We did have one incident where his face fell in the water, but he had pushed himself out within seconds. (Naturally he was being fully supervised!) I can’t believe we’ve gone from bathing him in a tiny plastic tub to him being free to roam around our big bath like a toddler.
If you want to take part in Living Arrows, check out the linky here.
Check out previous weeks’ installments here.