I think Tom must know it's nearly his first birthday... He's suddenly doing so much all at once. It's like he wants to get it all under his belt before he turns 1 :oD Today not only has his crawling turned up a gear (he can really motor now) he fed himself his tea with a spoon!
To be fair, he was hungry coz tea was a bit late, and as usual Jack was demanding 110% of mine and Marks attention by fussing and sulking and tantruming and not eating (tea time is such a struggle with him, he uses it as a time to get attention by misbehaving). I think Tom thought that if he didn't pick up his own spoon he wouldn't get fed any time soon! Which isn't actually the case... and he had finger food too.
When I tried to spoon feed him his rice he refused, took the spoon off me and did it himself. Some of it went all over the place but he did brilliantly. It seems he likes paprika coated roast chicken with chilli risotto rice. It sticks to the spoon well too so it's easier for him to feed himself.
I just wish my toddler would eat as well as my baby!