Until today! It's our MYOLO (Make Your Own/Left Over) day today. Andrew had oriental noodles. I had macaroni and cheese. Rachel had Cheerios. It's kind of amazing--our fridge is full of leftovers but they are all more than a week old and therefore kind of scary. So because we were scared we made our own stuff, except the falafel. We ate that. And the beans.
At first Rachel wasn't quite sure she liked Cheerios, but she didn't choke so we kept feeding them to her. After she was done with the first one she wanted another and another and another.
She still doesn't act like she knows what to do with them yet. Believe it or not, this clip was taken 10 minutes into her Cheerio experience. That look of utter disgust that she puts on her face when I put the Cheerio in her mouth, I think that's actually enjoyment. She sometimes gets her emotions mixed up, as a lot of people do. Fondness is strangely easy to mistake for loathing. And Rachel's peals of laughter have been known to tun into tears on more than one occasion.
This evening's Cheerio encounter came to an abrupt halt when Rachel choked on a Cheerio and showered me with a gooey mess of Cheerio, water, and some other sticky fluid. She still wanted more, but I was done. Yuck! We'll try some more another day.