Unlike JE who really seemed to be putting in an effort, SE seems to be just naughty. She can eat and swallow fine if she wants to. What she wants though is to keep food in the mouth, put her feet on the table, climb up and down the chair, wail when threatened with the removal of a toy or being left behind from an outing (all this actions accompanied by NO movement of the food in the mouth). Meal-times now take easily one hour. Photos below are with her one and only stick of satay from the ostrich farm. Now this shop where we had lunch is quite a distance away from the farm. That stick should have been finished loooong ago.
Eating my satayyy
Yummy! (Note zero reduction of satay remaining on the stick)
Nothing, but NOTHING would make her eat faster. Trying times indeed.