Having A Meal


Her food is now everywhere, on her mouth and dress, over the counter of her seat, and on the floor over a protective plastic layer. She was trained since young to eat on her own, a technique called baby-led weaning — not the prettiest of sight. For parents who are not used to it, they would consider us not teaching our child to eat correctly. My wife has experienced public shaming of this kind once by another mom, on how messy my girl was with her food. For those of you who don't know, public shaming is an act of another mother negatively commenting on another in public, not common but it does happen — one of those human traits that I find very amusing and mind-boggling. Our girl came out okay in the end.