Malcolm loves to eat fish and has an impeccable ability to separate the bones from the fish. During lunch time yesterday, he decided to share with me how he did it.
Malcolm : ‘Mummy, do you know how I eat fish ?’
Mummy : ‘How ?’
Malcolm : ‘I put the fish in my mouth,
roll it with my tongue and bite it with my teeth.
If the fish is lying horizontal,
I use the front teeth to bite
If the fish is lying vertical,
I use my side and back teeth to bite.
Certain teeth are good at certain things.
If I feel a bone, I will separate it with my tongue
and spit out the bone.’
I figured out that my 4 year old is more patient and careful when it comes to eating fish.