One of the hardest parts of being a working dad with a young baby is that you inevitably miss out on some "firsts."
For example, today was the first time I had the chance to see Jamie serve himself lunch.
Vanessa started him on baby rice quite some time ago but, whilst he tended to take a bit, he was never that keen.
However, over the last couple of weeks, he's adopted an altogether more positive attitude towards pureed pear and apple and pear cereal and now has both for lunch.
Such is his enthusiasm that, in recent days, he's taken to grabbing the spoon from Vanessa to feed himself.
And today he did the same to me.
A thoroughly entertaining spectacle it is although, as you might imagine, it's also VERY messy.