Two weeks ago, I left Sonya and Leena in the kitchen to find my iPhone. I’d made pea soup for lunch (very Québécois) and it was cooling in bowls on the table. I came back, answering a text from Drex on the way down our long corridor.
“Hi, Mommy,” Sonya said nonchalantly.
Setting my iPhone on the countertop, I noticed Leena giggling. She burbled some pea soup onto her chin. I didn’t know it was pea soup. I went to wipe her chin before sitting down at the table. Meanwhile, Sonya dipped her spoon in her pea soup bowl.
“Look, Mommy,” Sonya said proudly. She brought the soup up to her lips. “Hot, very hot. Blow it.”
Then she held out the spoon towards Leena. “Here, shisher,” she said. “Like it?” Leena chewed on the end of the spoon. “Leena like it Mommy pea soup.”
So… Leena’s first solid food was a few spoonfuls of pea soup with a drizzle of maple syrup on top (that’s the way we Canadians eat it).
But earlier this week, we “officially” began rice cereal for one meal a day as we approach the six month mark. Leena doesn’t really like the rice cereal, but she does like being fed by big sister.
“Do you like taking care of Leena?” I asked Sonya.
“Yeah,” she said, nodding. “Same Flynn Rider.” Read more about that here.