This is Ben.
He desperately wants to be part of whatever the big kids are doing. So we let him sit at the picnic table the other night for dinner with Cate, Luke and Norah. Ben, who will be 18 months old in a week, did surprisingly well. He didn’t dump the plate of food on the ground, although he did have to be reminded to sit back down. We considered it success for his first time eating alone while not restricted.