Last week Monkey decided it was time to use a fork. He was very vocal about it so I gave him mine (I wasn't prepared with an age-appropriate fork in the house). And... you won't believe it... but he actually used it. He speared a piece of chicken and put it into his mouth. Now he gets his own fork at every meal. While he often uses it to smash the food or move it around, he does spear something about 4-5 times per meal.
Of course, I tried to get him using a fork on video and this is what I got:
By the way, if you know someone who has a messy eater, these bibs have saved my kitchen floor (and it's much less embarassing eating out now).