January 31, 2006

Growing Pains

Why is growing up so difficult. I hate it. But I love watching my children. Tater has decided he does not need to sit on the booster chair anymore. He is a 'Big Boy'. And once that happpened... Tot moved to the booster chair and out of the high chair. Sigh.

Which means they both sit at the table together. On the same side. I did it so I could watch both at once. What I didn't realize is how easy it would be for them to reach each other. Pinch, Hit, Take each others food, Push off the chair. All new games to add to each dining experience and mom's frustrations. Oh yes... A new level has been reached at this household. Any ideas on how to keep the fighting to a minimum?

Posted by vw bug at January 31, 2006 08:10 AM | TrackBack

Sacrifice line of sight and sit between them.

Posted by: Oddybobo at January 31, 2006 09:37 AM

Sit at the end of the table with one on each side. Make sure they are close enough to you though so you can knock them off the chair. harhar

Posted by: Tink at January 31, 2006 09:51 AM

My younger sister and I sat across from each other, where we could only make faces at each other. And we set up cereal boxes as a wall when needed...

Posted by: Marie at January 31, 2006 10:26 AM

You've gotta get between them. Or you're going to have to strap them, with arms at their sides, to the chairs, and then feed them yourself!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at January 31, 2006 12:57 PM

I vote for Duct Tape.

Posted by: ktreva at January 31, 2006 07:52 PM

I vote for Tink's idea. Just keep them apart enough so that they can't reach each other's plates or arms.

Posted by: caltechgirl at January 31, 2006 11:26 PM