I don't know about other moms but 2 year olds can be just a tad ornary when it comes to eating :)! For some reason Solon will NOT eat a sandwich unless it is cut in the shape of something. I have a large bag of cookie cutters (thanks to my mom, aunt and grandma) and Solon LOVES to choose a shape or two to carve into his sandwich. The other day he chose a snowman and car. The time before that it was a tree! We also have allowd him to use a toothpick to pick up food (it really works) and yes we know it is pokey but we are right there while he is eating and he is yet to poke himself :). We are always looking for new ways to entice our little guy to eat...this night we had a picnic in the living room - boy he thought that was great. I also heard about putting everything you want them to eat on a kabob :0)!