So Massi "helps" me make dinner sometimes. He gets busy and happy for a few minutes when I put him on the counter by me. Today he picked up a tomato and nibbled it a few times. He puckered up and then kind of laughed about the flavor a couple of times but by time number three, captured in the photo below, he was done with that thing and tossed it.
Tonight he grabbed a wooden spoon copied me as I mashed the filling together for our taquitos. They learn so quickly. It was cute but messy and I quickly tried to divert his attention. He kept trying to stir and flipped meat all over the place. But he stayed happy.
He loves to play in the fridge though of course I don't let him do this for long. He likes to pull yogurts out and wander around with them. Laine found one on the stairs the other day. He is still trying to figure out how to get to the apples. He likes to eat them and throw them so I haven't shown him how to open the drawer yet.
Once he's eaten he is back to his chipper self. I do try to feed him earlier some days and he sits in the high chair while I finish up with things but some days this just makes the crying worse so we've figured out "helping" helps.