So, the speech therapist wants Little Fish to have her food pureed in different sections.
As predicted, this enables Little Fish to eat the chicken, slurp the bread sauce, and ignore the minted beans and potatoes.
Little Fish has been exploring the word "not". If something is too far away, "I not reach that Mummy". Is it bed time? "I not in bed in a minute Mummy". What are we doing today "I not in school today".
So today Little Fish took her little plate and pushed it back to the table. "Now finish the green bit please" was my scintillating comment.
"That is NOT YUMMY" came the response. How do you argue with that? I tried to persuade her, she beetled off to the kitchen and came back with a plastic spoon "Mog wants it Mummy". It's nice to know she thinks of her sister...
Having accepted that I wasn't going to feed her leftovers to her big sister, and nor was I going to raid the 'fridge for a yoghurt until she had had at least some of the greens, we were at an impasse. It was at this point that Comeback leapt up to the table, showing surprising dexterity for a cat of his advanced years, and began to reduce the pile of green from a mountain to a medium sized hill. Little Fish watched him, whizzed back to the table - which sent him leaping back down to his chair - picked up the plate and shovelled the greens into her mouth as fast as she could and before I could disentangle myself from Goway and the computer.
So what I'm wondering is, is this actually worse than allowing a great slimy dog to slobber all over a child's face? And if it isn't all that awfully bad, would it be acceptable to allow the cat to munch other food to get Little Fish eating it? And, as a side note, why is it that my cats prefer vegetables to meat - I had another cat who would ignore turkey but go made for brussels sprouts at Christmas.