Okay, so tonight after we got home from daycare and all that we ate dinner. Dakota is starting to try and feed himself so I had him in the high chair and gave him some bread with grape jelly on it. After awhile of me helping him feed himself and him feeding himself I guess he wasn't getting full enough. So, he started pitching a fit, so I had to finish feeding him baby food. I guess he realized it wasn't that efficient. In addition, I completely figured out one of the presents I'm going to get for Dakota for his birthday. I'm getting him bowls. Yes, you read that correctly. Darrell told me a story recently where Dakota had army crawled his way into the kitchen and discovered the dog bowls. Unfortunately for Dakota, Dad got to him before he realized his dream of getting the bowls. Life is full of let downs.
Well, now that he knows where the hidden treasure is. Dustin and I had spent the better part of an hour doing flash cards on the floor with Dakota. He mostly just watched. But, after we concluded our session I ran off to go to the ladies room. When I got back 3-4 minutes later Dakota was just finishing his army crawl into the kitchen. He grabbed the empty, plastic dog bowl, and voila!!! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!! He had the bowl. So, I gave him a clean one (the same color, make, and model) and he's been playing with that ever since. Don't tell me he doesn't know what he wants to play with. My son is very goal oriented. I don't recall ever seeing Dustin display such a focus of intent. I figured for all that effort he should at least be able to keep his prize. Good job Koots!! You get that bowl! I need to buy some more plastic bowls anyway. Since he wants to play with them.... I'll just get him some for his birthday. At this age they always like kitchen stuff more than presents anyway. Dustin was a sucker for wooden spoons. Guess what he got for his first birthday? Don't worry! I'll buy him other REAL toys, but you should buy your kids the stuff they really want. Kids are so hilarious.