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Ben: drinking from a straw

Posted by
spots (Singapore, Singapore) on 9 December 2007 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I taught Ben how to drink from a straw. At first, he didn't know what was going on. He kept chewing at the straw. Then, he even blowed into it. But after a lot of exaggerated gesticulations on my part (think Mommy puckering her lips like a sucker fish), he finally got it, about 2 weeks ago! Since then, it's become like a game. Let's see how much water I can get in my mouth with this strange thang. suck suck suck suck suck cough suck suck cough.

It's great, especially since Ben is eating quite a lot of "solid"-y type foods now - thick porridge, mashed (not pureed) carrot & sweet potato, mashed baked beans, etc. - so more hydration is important.

FUJIFILM FinePix F10 1/280 second F/2.8 ISO 200 8 mm

Emily from Chicago, United States

good job ben! can you teach my son? haha. he doesn't know how to drink from bottle, sippy cup or straw cup!

10 Dec 2007 8:35am

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

wow!I am impressed!Ian is amonth older but hasnt learnt how to sip from straw too,maybe i didnt give him intensive enough lessons,haha.Thanks for popping by my blog,and thanks for your kind encouragement...very honeslt i didnt see you at creche,you know its like sometimes when u are so distracted you just stare at a person but you are sort of looking through the person but not looking at the person,if u know what i mean?haha,previously when i s saw you,i wasnt sure if you knew me so i didnt approach u,shy la,haha.I noticed Daniel wasnt very cheerful at creche last sunday,quite grouchy,but so was Caleb,haha.

btw ben is beginning to look really more like you!:)

10 Dec 2007 9:29am

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

when i give tuition,i actually bring the kids to my mom's place,she has a helper who will babysit them while i i cram all my tuition to one or 2 days..but i cant go often cos my mom works and dad gets cranky when too many children are around..

10 Dec 2007 9:45am

Dad from Singapore

Ben sure is learning to eat and drink fast. Careful he doesn't take in too much...... :-)

10 Dec 2007 3:06pm

kairospix from Singapore, Singapore

it's always a joy to see one' child succedd in learning new things!

10 Dec 2007 3:28pm

Jo from Singapore

Nice boy u got there =)
chance upon ur blog via freiend's recommandation. Tried ur cranberry chocolate cookies
really nice n yummy.. Thank You

17 Dec 2007 4:26am

Mama BoK from Yarmouth, Canada

Pretty smart.. :) chloe didn't start till she was almost 3.. :)

24 Dec 2007 7:35am

1/280 second
ISO 200
8 mm