When I was pregnant with T we would talk to E about all the fun things he would be able to do with the baby. He would go along with us but only ever had one question: "Mum, when can I feed the baby yoghurt?"
E became a bit fixated on feeding the baby. I guess it is one of the very few tangible ways an older sibling can truly interact with a baby. He was so into the idea that when he visited me in the hospital after she was born, he asked if he could give her yoghurt yet.
So anyway, now she's 7 months and doesn't appear to have any allergies or intolerances I figured it was OK to give yoghurt a go.
The boy was excited. The spoon was overfilled. T wriggled in anticipation. The spoon hit her nose. The bib received more yoghurt than the baby.
But yoghurt was fed, the occasion was videoed.
E was so proud of himself (and now wants to give her yoghurt every day).