I just have to share somewhere that some of you may understand. My dear child (8) who was recently referred to a pediatrician and a second round of feeding therapy for extreme pickiness and lack of nutrition ate a bowl of teriyaki chicken stir fry for dinner! This is completely unprecedented. She has a small list of foods she will eat and she does not eat them mixed together or with sauces/seasonings/anything added. She ate it. Sauced up chicken, rice, and veggies, all in the same bite. Repeatedly. Of her own accord she got up and put away her "no-thank-you bowl".
I just can't even. I don't know what this means. I'm thrilled and I'm anxious it's a one-time thing* and I'm oh so hopeful that it's not. Maybe soon the thought of dinner will not bring me near tears?
*I fear this because it's not just one time. This happened once before with several bites of a taco and she never touched one again. But she was younger then (~6) and less aware of her eating difficulties and this was so much more deliberate.