If you are two, the apples on the counter are best reached by climbing up the loveseat. David did it this morning, and since it's fruit, I'm ok with it! He wanted me to cut up his apple as usual, but I thought it would be fun to show him how to eat it whole. I took a big bite and he thought it was really cool. He tried, and he opened his mouth as wide as it would go and shook himself like he was trying really hard - a big man-tremble. He was getting frustrated because it is hard to get a bite sometimes, so he'd say, "You bite it Mom." I was supposed to take a bite but leave it on the apple so he could have it. It took a couple tries before we got that right!
A couple hours later I saw him get an apple out of the bowl again. And he put it back. With a bite out of it. So I took a closer look... and there were THREE apples with bites in them! That little stinker, and I didn't even see him do it! So now the apple bowl is on the stove, awaiting a more proper place where little hands can't reach it without help.
I'm wondering if David's having a growth spurt. One day this week he ate 2 cups of yogurt before they left for the sitter, and 2 more cups before bed that night. Last night he ate 1 1/2 bananas, and then asked for a bowl for strawberries. Initially he was mad that I cut up all the big ones, but he got over it when I let him put his own strawberries in his bowl, He filled it twice. He asked for a third helping - put one strawberry in, and said "I think dat's enough, Mom."
Don't get me wrong - I'm thrilled that he loves fruit! I just hope we can find a happy balance here so the kid gets some other food once in a while.