One photo. Cereal. Marlowe has been devouring cereal like it's her job. And unfortunately, this has been the bulk of what she would eat for the first week/week point five here. She did alright in Massachusetts. Wandered off during meals a few times. &Proclaimed "all done!" a few times sooner than I would have liked, but she did alright, sitting at the table with food in front of her face. Here? Well, cereal and peanut butter sandwiches have become a staple. You know, it's something so simple-- commonsense, really... to know that a child isn't going to want to eat (as much--- if anything) with a bunch of distractions around. But it's not something I thought much about. I never had to, except maybe in public. Going out to eat with Marlowe hasn't exactly been one of my favorite things to do. Its something thats rarely done. She wants to run, or wander, or run some more, and wander some more (you know, like any newly walking baby or toddler). But sit? With food in front of her? No thanks. At home it's so easy. I plop her into her high chair (or on a chair, in front of the coffee table for breakfast), I put a bowl in front of her, and she eats it. Our home is quiet. You know, it's just the two of us (and a quiet dog). Sometimes there is music, or a netflix video on the computer, but that's it. Here, I felt slightly defeated that she wouldn't just sit and eat. I mean, I get it: she's distracted. Or at least: now I get it. Slowly, I've been figuring out ways to get her to focus and eat again... but it definitely doesn't involve her sitting at the table with the other two boys. We're not there yet, she's too young, not accustomed, and theres not enough time to adjust and get there, while we're here. For now, it means she's back in a highchair. And bigger, dinner meals, are placed in front of her while the two older kids are at the park, out of the house. It's been a few days of mixing it up, but it's working... and more meals are being eaten. It just makes me think even more about "What Marlowe Eats"... and what kids in general eat. Well, what and how. I always think about stages, textures, food sizes, seasonings, and presentation when preparing a meal for a toddler, but now, I've been thinking more about the outside variables too. It's certainly a little bit of an eye-opener, and most definitely a good thing for me to think about.