This morning Miles was brushing his teeth for about 10 minutes. He kept asking me for "more toofpaste please" but after 3 times I said that's probably enough. I was beginning to wonder if the amount of toothpaste he'd eaten could be counted as one of his fruit servings for today. You all know his eating issues...
Then I got this "great" idea!
I opened up a package of toothbrushes from the cupboard and told him to bring the toothbrush into the kitchen. I gave him a container of yogurt, sat him in his booster seat, and let him go to town. He ate almost the whole thing, using the toothbrush as his spoon. He thought it was the coolest!
Probably not the best idea, but he actually ate the yogurt, and that's something he hasn't been eating lately.
Then, since he was eating so well, I made him a piece of flower toast, and he ate almost the whole thing (he's a eat-around-the-edges type of boy), asked for more flower cookie, so I made him another one and he ate a few more bites. He hasn't been eating toast lately either - I don't even remember the last time he ate it. He is just not somebody who likes to eat. He NEVER asks for more - so the fact that he actually asked for more makes me so happy!
Seriously, the toothbrush is going to be the new spoon around here! We'll work on proper toothbrushing habits later.