Elijah is so enamored with his fork and spoon that he is starting to refuse to eat finger food at dinner time. Lunch is not a problem: sandwiches and fruit are still fine to eat without utensils, but dinner must be eaten with a fork or spoon or both.
Tonight we got Chinese takeaway (for the first time in I can't remember how long - at least a year). We ordered some spring rolls because we thought they'd be easy for Elijah to eat. They were so large that we ended up having to cut one up into pieces because there was no way he'd be able to tackle the whole thing in one go. Of course, Elijah, after tasting some fried rice and satay chicken, went for the spring roll pieces... with his fork.
Spearing a small piece of spring roll with a blunt fork is not easy. I think I'd probably even have trouble with it. Even though we were clearly eating spring rolls with our fingers, he didn't want to stoop that low. It took a lot of convincing (and a few tantrums of frustration along the way) for Elijah to try eating with his fingers. Eventually he gave in.
And the spring roll was devoured with much relish.