.....sometimes to watch your child ...
...want so much to be able to do things by themselves that they just can't do. Good effort though, good effort! Actually we were quite proud that she tried and was able to get both her legs into her jammies even if they were in one leg. It was cute. But then she didn't want us to do it for her.
To see your child and know she wants to be able to eat a piece of cheese but can only lick it.
Or want desperately to eat spaghetti and meatballs like everyone else in the family. Every night she insists on having some of each and every item on her plate. Tonight she even put the spaghetti to her mouth. Tonight she didn't want her tube feeding. She shook her head no. After she was unable to eat the spaghetti herself she wanted me to put it in her tube. Sorry honey-baby, it doesn't work that way. Still, I was proud that she licked and tasted. Maybe tomorrow we will have Cesar salad and spaghetti and meatballs in her puree. Still it's not the same. She's starting to know that.
Some day. Some day.