Jo Worgan column

Guardian columnist Jo Worgan.
Guardian columnist Jo Worgan.

Well as you know last Sunday was Father’s Day and it has to be said that we had a lovely day.

Tom was in a particularly happy mood and enjoyed giving Andrew his presents, he was especially fond of the bottle of Bulmers cider with crushed red berries and lime.

As he was in an extremely happy mood we decided to brave church for the first time in over a year, with the exception of Christmas.

We asked Tom if he would like to go and as he said yes, we got him dressed and off he walked holding my hand down to the local village church. Luckily it was a very quiet service, no communion, and so Tom went in calmly holding my hand.

Right I thought to myself; let’s see what happens when the music starts. When we went at Christmas, Tom kept telling people to, “Stop Singing!”

Well the church organ began to play and Tom’s face lit up, he really enjoyed it. What made me laugh though was that he started to sing along with the hymn but adding his own words such as “Teletubbirs”, “Angry Birds Go” and “Twinkle Twinkle”, but at least unlike at Christmas he did not tell people to be quiet.

He did really well, he lasted until half way through the service and during the sermon he went and had a run in the vestry. He did come back out towards the end though and enjoyed another sing along. Stephen found this all highly amusing but was very proud of his brother.

The rest of the day was extremely chilled with the boys. I had booked cinema tickets for Andrew and Stephen to watch ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and so off they went to have their time together while I relaxed with Tom.

It has to be said that we had a lovely day and Andrew got to spend time with his little boys. I think what made it extra special for him though was the act that we could all go to church as a family, it is only usually just him and Stephen when they go as Tom could not cope. However what we may now start to do is take Tom to the non-communion services as I now feel that he will cope and more importantly enjoy his time there.