**spoiler alert** I am using some pictures from our fabulous trip that has not been named to prove a point in this post.
Hazel has a hard time eating when her siblings are around because, gosh darnit! They are so interesting to watch, right? I could often be heard saying things like, "Go play somewhere else, please! Hazel won't stop looking and you and I can't see her mouth!!"
Then I had the brilliant idea to have the kids get behind me and say "ahhhh" to encourage her to open her mouth. It works pretty well!! However, I think Hazel now thinks that's what you're supposed to do to greet people because it seems like whenever she meets someone new, she's doing this now:
An even better discovery, though, is to let them do the feeding.