We have a pretty casual eating style - we often eat sitting at his little table, sitting in the living room with him just eating off of our plates, or standing around in the kitchen. Nowadays he only eats in his highchair when I'm in the shower (I bring it into the bathroom with me).
Is this a bad habit that I should not be allowing, or do you think it's just an experimental phase that he'll eventually get over?
However, I agree w/ Cindi. If it concerns you, maybe now is a good time to start introducing the concept of manners and, as my mom likes to call it, "civilized behavior." Your post leads me to believe that you're relatively easy-going about it, so maybe you could try something along the lines of "X, it's pretty funny when you pretend to be a doggy, but big boys really eat like THIS." and then model it. Or you could just sort of frown and indicate that it isn't really appropriate or something like that.
In any case, I would think it's likely to be a phase and not much of a big deal.
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My boys like to be dogs and often ask for a bowl of water on the floor. Maybe you could just point him that direction. Oh, oatmeal is not for puppies, here is a bowl of water.
I don't mind it and I am sure it's a fun game for them...he doesn't usually do it in a more formal setting and I'm sure it will end eventually.
Mom to two boys, 2002 and 2004 and a bouncing baby due in June, 2012!
I'm glad to know that he's not the only crazy kid doing this! The funny thing is - we don't even have a dog! So I have no idea where he picked this up.
|Originally posted by oceanbaby
The funny thing is - we don't even have a dog! So I have no idea where he picked this up.
and DD2, 11/2004
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Then he can chose to do it any way he wants and it's not any different for you either.
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