Thursday, September 25, 2008

Banana baby

Bananas have long been Suzi's favorite food. Tonight, in order to have our hands free, we allowed her to hold the banana herself for the first time. Jordan and I high-fived each other and continued eating our soup. But then it came time to pull the peel down. There was only a little nub left so I took the whole peel off and handed the rest of the banana to her. Well, she had a fit; she wanted the peel back. After trying to reason with her and then trying to ignore her, we eventually gave it to her. What could it hurt, right? She sat there happy as a clam holding the peel in one hand and eating the banana from the other. Then when she finished the actual banana, she started to nibble on the edge of the peel. I started to take it away, but then remembered the high-pitched wails from before and decided to let her figure it out for herself. "AAAAAH!" she exclaimed with her tongue out, nose crinkled, shaking her head. I wish I had a video.

Do I really see what's in her mind?
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time