Our middle 4yr-old child, Thomas, has Down's Syndrome, as many of you know.
Tom is a ray of sunshine, and can charm for England! But Tom is also a pain in the backside, and many people don't see that side of him, apart from Yours Truly, and other v. close family and friends...
Anyway, Tom is a very fussy eater, and amongst other things has been (for the last 2 and 1/2 years) refusing to so much as look at a piece of fruit or veg, let alone touch it or handle it, or - God forbid - let it anywhere near his mouth...
So you can imagine my surprise, amazement and excitement when Tom, this morning, out of the blue, started helping me peel various clementines Benji had selected for his mid-morning snack!! I was bubbling inside, and praying "Lord it would be so amazing if he was to eat a segment! - Please Lord...!"
And guess what, the next thing I knew, he just shoved one right in.
And then another.
And then two more.
And then said "Gone. More, Mummy?"
Let me tell you: this is a major event in the Wibberley household...
Thomas has actually eaten Fruit!!!!!
Do you share in my joy and excitment??!!?