I confess. After blogging creative(ish) meals everyday for over five years, my ability to be fun in the kitchen has tanked considerately. Part of this is because I no longer have a really good reason to create an adorable dish, but itâ€™s also because of Henry. Iâ€™m usually wrangling the baby and his meal while I make my own, and half of the time, Iâ€™m totally pleased if I make myself a peanut butter sandwich and a fruit and a vegetable. Know what I mean?
I usually have eggs, toast, and fruit. Every single morning. Every. Single. Morning.
But I guess today, I was feeling inspired to do something delicious and beautiful. I wanted something different, for both myself and for Henry. Enterâ€¦ oatmeal!
1/2 cup cups
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water
1 and 1/2 banana
Chocolate Chex (OMG)
Henry had my basic oatmeal + the berries. He uses a spoon but usually just to scoop sunflower butter or hummus. Weâ€™ve never attempted spoon + bowl (I donâ€™t know if Iâ€™m late on introducing this skill or anything). I had a feeling it wouldnâ€™t go well.
I decided to tape the bowl to the high chair. I did a roll of tape on the bottom and two strips on the back. It actually worked!
Too bad Henry thought it was much more fun to fling the oatmeal out of the bowl than to actually consume it. Oh well. There is now oatmeal all over my fridge, my floor, and my child. Maybe next time?
Thank goodness for hungry dogs.
Itâ€™s â€œtestingâ€ week for my training plan, which means Iâ€™m going to be doing a lot of data analysis and recording and entering my facts into the Training Peaks program. On todayâ€™s calendar: a long swim and a yoga session. Iâ€™m really looking forward to it!