Alright parents, time to fess up. When feeding your kids, how many of you make the same motion or face your kids do while they eat? Why is that? Kids are fast learners, especially when it comes to food (remember, these are the little ones that eat you out of house and home!). Yet we all still do it. It’s apparently one of our instincts, and not a common one among animals! Humans are the only species compelled to mimic their kids while feeding them. Which can be pretty funny to watch. But still, this begs the question, how did we adopt this behavior?
Eating is one of the things people do best. We’re all food lovers, and why shouldn’t we be? Food is delicious, it makes you feel good, and it brings people together. Why do you think they call it “comfort food”? Then again, it’s always fun to watch other people do this… So the next time you see a parent feeding their kid, check out their face. It’s always good for a laugh!
Do you mimic your kids when they eat?