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the great thing about kids is all the stuff you get to learn.

take this example, please. A few days ago, the loml turns to me and says "I know why parents play the airplane game". He's referring to that feeding ritual where the parent holds a spoon of food in their hand, and moves it through the air, like a plane, before putting the food in the kid's mouth. Anyway, I bite, "ok, why do people play the airplane game?"

"Most people think its to get the baby to open their mouth", he says, "but really, its to stop the kid from grabbing the spoon when they get fed."

"oooh", says I. "My sister just holds the bowl in front of the mini-loml. Then when she tries to grab it, she sticks the spoon in her mouth".

"Whatever", says the loml, "My way is easier.

So hey, that's pretty interesting right. But even more interesting to me, is the conversation that I have with my sister yesterday.

"I know why parents play the airplane game!", she says. And I get this feeling of deja vu, but I ask her anyway. "Why do people play the airplane game?"

"Its to get the baby to open their mouth!"

I think I mutter some sort of acknowledgment at this point.

but the good news is, no matter what people think is going on, the baby is getting fed.

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