And she loved it too--mealtimes have always kind of been the time when we didn't really pay attention to her, as the high chair was of necessity kind of off to the side, and while I think
a certain amount of self-sufficiency is a good thing, it's been wonderful to have her be part of the conversation, even if her contributions tend to be "byeeee!" and "bahbahbahbah" and "mmm mmm!"
I haven't exactly resisted having Willow feed herself up to now, but I haven't been overwhelmingly encouraging either. I know it's the next obvious step, but...it's just so messy. And until the advent of the booster seat, Willow hadn't exactly been clamoring either. I would place a bowl of applesauce in front of her at snacktime, and she would take a few halfhearted spoonfuls--and then lose interest and demand some crackers, please.
She's getting bathed a little more often than before, much to her chagrin.