A milkshake. Something we take for granted, no?
But for a child born with a cleft palate, learning to suck from a straw is one of the greatest challenges.
After a few accidental false starts over the past month or so, our Q mastered the straw this past week, just under a year after her first surgery. And on what did she choose to master her technique? A chocolate shake. Arguably the most difficult thing that one can suck through a straw (don't elaborate on that, OK?).
And here's the thing, she doesn't even like icecream! So why a shake? My guess is, a lot like Mt. Everest: because it's there.
A beautiful sight to a mother's eyes.