I saw a video that showed that as early as 18 months a child can help prepare the food they are eating. In the video the 2-year-old was cutting a banana with a butter knife while supervised by her father. I thought to myself, “what am I waiting for?” I’m not really waiting for anything, but I’m always surprised by the things I don’t even realize JR is ready for. So this morning, JR cut a banana using a butter knife for the first time. We had the conversation about how I have to be present any time he uses or touches a knife. He was very proud of himself because that meant he was a really big boy…up until this point, knives were strictly for adults.