I love my niece. My sister-in-law claims she is actually my child. Or at least she did, until my brother pointed out that she was sick for implying that she is actually his and my child. Being the good aunt, I fed her smooshed carrots. She loved them, but had never had non-baby baby food before & the texture made her make some pretty funny faces.
I’ll share with you another Emmy fact: I made all of my kid’s baby food. After trying some of the pre-made stuff, I decided I couldn’t feed it to my kids if I was unwilling to eat it myself. At the time, I was working with a woman who was the essential earth mother type. She grew about 90% of the food they ate, she spun her own yarn, she knitted, she raised chickens, and she was a computer geek. She always told stories about making her own baby food for her son. (That was 30 years ago.) I got inspired, especially after trying cream of peas or whatever it was that was in that horrible jar of baby food.
Okay – I’m going back to play with my niece, or at least take more pictures of her.