Do you allow your toddler to play with his/her food? Do you play with them with their food, if they ask?
I'm all for imaginative play, and interactive play, so part of me loves that my son (26 months) turns his french toast into trucks and his grapes into dinosaurs, and wants me to join in. But if I encourage this now, will I regret it later? I want him to have good associations with meals. It's just the two of us, so it can get pretty boring for him.