As you know, Hank has a texture aversion issue so mealtime is always a struggle. We've been seeing a therapest for the past month who is helping Hank overcome his intolerance to texture. She encourages Hank to "make friends" with his food by using his fingers and getting messy. At dinnertime, Hank definately succeeded at getting messy, but I can't decide if I should celebrate the fact that Hank smeared chocolate pudding head to toe, smashed peices of peanuts into his hair, and ended up with more pudding on the floor than in his tummy. It is taking some serious restraint on my part to allow such madness to happen at the dinner table. Afterwards, we sent him straight outside to hose himself off with the sprinkler.