Friday, December 12, 2008
ORANGE I a Happy Girl!
JR had one of his school friends over to play yesterday. (I know that's called a "play date" but for some reason that term rubs me the wrong way...it's just kids playing with each other, do we have to give it such a formal and fancy name?) It was a beautiful day yesterday, and they spent over an hour picking oranges (the ones they could reach) off our orange tree, loading them in the back of JR's 4-wheeler, driving them to the backyard, and then unloading them into our gazebo. So, why is this exciting news? Look in JR's hand. Do you see it? It's an ORANGE! Yesterday was the first day in JR's entire life that he's touched a piece of fruit. I was in shock. I think we're making real progress here. He even told me, "Mommy! Look, I'm touching these oranges." He then quickly followed up with, "But I'm still not going to eat them." Fine by me, I'm just happy he's touching them...one step forward!