On the floor

On the floor

Eating can be a challenging time for many parents of autism. Why? Because little ones are VERY picky eaters and may or may not necessarily eat what is being presented to them at the time.

I have heard, from a feeding specialist, how a child on the autism spectrum would only eat lays classic potato chips for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Can you imagine how terrifying and frustrating that may be as a parent? The child is not receiving the proper nutrients to be healthy.

I only bring about this story because Hayden was seeing a feeding specialist for his strict eating habits. Concerning meals, Hayden would only eat pepperoni pizza (thin crust) or buffalo chicken snackers made specifically by Michelina in the white box. Would you like to know how picky he is? The same exact snackers came in a green box once and he would not eat them because the packaging was different. Same food, different box.

The audacity.

-Story Time-

Like any other autism household, lunch and dinner time is a different time. Hayden would sit down and eat his food. Normally, that food would consist of, like I stated earlier, either pepperoni pizza or buffalo chicken snackers. For the most part, he eats his food in one bite. If you blink, all of it is gone. Then there are days when he eats slowly. Now, on those slow days you have to be careful.

Out of no where, Hayden will wipe the entire table clean by knocking everything on the floor. Once he does this, he gets up crying and starts running through the house hysterical. Why he does this, I have no clue but I will say that it is quite irritating.

It’s not like he doesn’t like what is being served to him, because he is getting the only items that he will eat. Plus, he is eating it first, then swiping it to the ground. This has caused some confusion on my end.

Maybe it’s just a phase…..

We shall see in a couple weeks or so if this behavior continues.

Funny moment

Funny moment

Not everything will be serious on this blog. You have to laugh a little, right?

Story Time

Hayden is very inquisitive. From the moment you open a bag of chips, to the moment you twist the cap off a bottle of water. You may not think he heard you, but he did.

For some reason, he enjoys watching me hand mix things in the kitchen. For sensory purposes, the hand held mixer does not get used around him.

Anyway, pancake batter……..

He loves watching me mix and pour it on the skillet, yet he wont eat it! (After eating it a year for breakfast lunch and dinner, I wouldn’t eat it either.)

So during this particular time, he was watching as I poured the batter on the skillet. I turned my back to it for just a second to put something in the sink. When I turned back around, there was a hole in one of the pancakes on the skillet and a trail of pancake batter leading outside of the kitchen.

I follow the soggy trail through the dining room, living room and lastly to the staircase (which by the way is carpet). Now, my living room furniture is black leather. There were two battered up finger prints on my sofa. *sighs*

I continue the trail up the stairs until I get to the top where I see two smeared hand prints. I am going to take a wild guess and say that is where he wiped his hands.

I go to his room and he is hiding under his bed. I can’t be mad because I know he probably burned his little nubs from being nosy, so that was his punishment.

Moral of this story, don’t turn your back on inquisitive kids!