Yesterday, when preparing Jakob’s lunch to bring to work, I held out 2 cubes of meat to him – a dark cube of beef in my left hand, and a light cube of chicken in my right. I offered him the choice. He reached for my right hand, so I included the chicken with his veggies.
Today I offered him the same choice, but I switched hands. I had the chicken cube in my left hand, and the beef in my right. Jakob was sitting in Yannick’s lap, and I held both cubes an equal distance away from him. He looked up at me, looked at the cubes, and immediately reached for my left hand – the one with the chicken.
Is it possible he’s making a choice? I know he doesn’t understand that one is chicken and one is beef and he might like one taste more than the other…but could he be making a clear choice between the light cube and the dark cube?