Two adults and two children sat round a table and had dinner. They all ate, they all laughed, they all talked about their day.
Not exactly ground-breaking family activity, right? But it was for us.
There is something emotive about food. Nourishing your family. The association between food and love.
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Almost two years has passed since she was last eating regularly and in that time her physical development has come on hugely. This means that performing the action of moving a spoon from bowl to mouth can be done independently and while for every three spoons only about half a spoon reaches her mouth it is SO worth it to watch her successfully self feed. Independence; the holy grail.
For me, the most emotionally significant was that ordinary Tuesday evening when, after school we sat down as a family and had dinner together. It wasn't a pretence, it wasn't for effect to make us feel like we were eating together, it was real. A real family dinner.
It couldn't be replicated on Wednesday (or Thursday, or Friday) but it didn't matter because we now know that it's possible. For Mojo and for us as a team, the hunger is back and we are going to work very hard to satisfy it.