It was a perfectly fine idea to finally let Joseph try some self-feeding. We had the teething biscuits ready and waiting, and by sheer coincidence, he actually was teething! He totally loved it!
What was NOT the smartest idea was to do this an hour before we had dinner guests arriving! It was a disgusting mess, and he and his highchair were coated with a slimy cookie grime. We needed to hose down the highchair and race to give Joseph a bath, all while finishing cooking and cleaning the house.
And since I'm the blogger, Brent gets to be dumber :)