A while back I taught my daughter a silly gesture that is now coming back to haunt me.
No, I didn't teach her the finger... yet.
I taught her how to blow air through her closed lips and make a silly sound. When she learned this cute little trick, I was in awe. Both of us would collapse into giggles when either one of us did it. It was a never-ending game of fun for us and a great way to pass the time if we were bored.
Of course, now she loves to do it all the time. Especially during dinner.
She thinks it's the funniest thing in the world to make this noise when she has a full mouth of food. This morning it was blueberry applesauce and very cold. Tonight at dinner it was peas.
I've created a monster.
The problem isn't that she's being creative and having fun. The problem is she's wasting food! No, the problem is I'm not sure how to react to this. Half of me is giggling along with her, but the other part of me kinda irked that she's doing this while we're supposed to be eating. I'm not sure if I should discipline her. I've tried to ignore her, I've tried to tell her "No" and I've even had Daddy step in and tell her it's not a smart idea.
She could care less.