Friday, January 14, 2011

fist bump

So, the other night Jason was off with Abby at activities so I fed the rest of the kiddos solo.
The boys got done and ran off to play, leaving me at the table with the two littles.
I put a few pieces of Jenna's dinner onto her highchair tray, and there was one piece that was actually 3 pieces stuck together.
I saw it, and was thinking in my head, "oh man, I should have separated that, she's going to stuff that whole thing in her mouth," and simultaneously, Jenna grabs one piece of the multipiece bite, and *tears* it off, and eats just the one.
I know this seems like no big deal, but here, in our house at mealtime, that self-control with food is HUGE for Jenna! most of our issues with her are still surrounding food, and whatever trauma she endured.
Anyways, it was out of the ordinary and a big deal in a small package kinda moment, so I played it up with the whole, "Jenna! nice job!" She clapped her hands as she always does with praise and then Emily, who was sitting on the other side of Jenna's chair from me, got up on her knees to imitate me and said another, "nice job Jenna!"
Then, the moment I treasure....completely on their own with no suggestion of any such interaction from me, Emily and Jenna fist bumped each other!!!
It was such a riot and hopefully a glimpse of the relationship their future holds. Or maybe already does!! :)


Tina Michelle said...

That is so cool! What a neat little milestone to be recognized.

The Fam said...

They'll be giggling together in their room soon completely ignoring their parents!

Cheri said...

Wow, that is great! I know those food issues well. Eva came running into the kitchen when she heard dad offering her sister a cookie. She's been home 4 years, but some things are just sticking with her.

Football and Fried Rice said...

Love it. Hope.

Erin said...

Awesome! Precious. And so glad that you are able to get glimpses of those HUGE steps that come in small packages!:)