Maya comes home from school today and I am tap tap tapping away at my laptop working on Touch a Truck and not paying 100% attention. I'm also somewhat absently eating an apple. Suddenly I stop and look at her....
Me: What did you say?
Maya: Maya would like to try an apple.
Me: For serious?
Maya: Yes, please.
Now bear in mind this is a child who has only about seven acceptable foods on her "to eat" list and none of the seven are a fruit or a veg.
Me: Uh, okay. Would you like me to cut it up?
So I cut it up and I hand it to her and then I sit and silently watch her while she takes a bite. I'm almost afraid to ask, but I do anyway.
Me: Well, do you like it.
The thump you heard was me falling off my chair, yet again. Then I got up, sat back down and watched her eat the rest of it. Three hours later she is saying to me.... Mom, is it okay if I take an apple in my lunch?
Oh, heck yes it is!
This is totally the year of awesome.