Mummy, why me not eat it?
Because you can't chew properly.
Because your mouth doesn't work properly.
Why my mouth not work Mummy?
Because your brain is in the wrong place and the bit which gets messages to your mouth is all squashed.
Why my brain quash Mummy?
Because before you were born, before you were even a little tiny baby, you grew a bit differently to most people.
I don't know sweetheart.
Why I born Mummy?
All babies are born, Little Fish. They grow inside a mummy's tummy, and then they come out into the world to meet everyone.
I grow in your tummy, Mummy?
No, you grew in Mummy Lisa's tummy.
Because that's where you were planted.
You come why I borned?
No, when you were born, you were very very poorly, and you had to stay in hospital for a long time and have some operations. People thought you might die.
Because you were very poorly. But you didn't die, you got better.
Why I get better?
Because the doctors and nurses helped you.
And you Mummy?
I didn't know you then, sweetheart.
Because I didn't. I was waiting for a little baby, and you were waiting for me, and we didn't know each other. You went to stay with Auntie Nellie, remember?
Because she liked to look after little babies until they could find their Mummies.
Because it's a nice thing to do.
I Mummy's baby?
Yes you are.
And Mog Mummy? Little Fish and Mog and Mummy and Goldie?
Why I Mummy's baby?
Because I love you very much, and you love me.
Yes, and Mog.
Mummy, Mummy, why I not eat dat?
And round and round we go again.
Anyone care to explain Spina Bifida, Arnold Chiari Malformation, and Adoption to a 3 year old with learning disabilites?