Tuesday, March 06, 2007
A new skill.... SCOOPING
Crew has entered a new phase where he insists on feeding himself. These spoons are awesome! I know what you must be thinking. When I first heard about these spoons from Crew's therapist I thought, "How could a spoon with holes be helpful?" Well, it really works. The holes kind of help the food stick to the spoon at least it does with some of the sticky foods like yogurt and oatmeal. Crew even spooned himself icecream last night. When I try to take the spoon from him to help him scoop the last bit out of the bowl, he fights me. He is such a big boy and feeding himself is a big deal. Kids with CP often have a hard time with wrist supination and pronation, which is basically difficulty with movement of the wrist and arms. This new skill is very exciting for all because it means we can all enjoy our meal a little better too! Okay, now chicken noodle soup is a different story:)
Boys will be boys and Crew hasn't quite grasped an appropriate means of communication for "ALL DONE". Anybody that knows Crew can picture him throwing everything from balls to food. I finally made a stop at "Babies R Us" and picked up some colorful bowls with suction cups. It's great! They stick to his tray and minimizes the time I spend on the floor wiping up. Yeah!