As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

“No Spaghetti No”

Bryce’s food phases change all the time. He went through a phase where all he would eat were chicken nuggets. Another phase where he loved Kraft Dinner. Every other phase it’s French fries. Right now, every breakfast has to be peanut butter and for lunch everything's about ham. The only thing that ever remains consistent and he never says no to is Ketchup.

We don’t do our grocery shopping around Bryce (yet), mainly because of his inconsistency with food likes, but if he had his way, we’d be eating French fries and chicken cutlets every meal.

We discovered awhile ago that Bryce really liked noodles in marinara sauce after dining out at The Old Spaghetti Factory. He ate it without question or any fussing. We thought we found a beautiful alternative to French fries (not that he eats that all the time, it’s just a favourite of his). Anyways, tonight we had spaghetti and when I put Bryce’s plate in front of him he said “no spaghetti no”. From a child that doesn’t have much verbal communication, this was music to my ears, but with a side order of frustration. “But you loved it when we had it at the Spaghetti Factory,” I reminded him. “No spaghetti no,” he replied.

He then mentioned that he wanted French fries and chicken cutlets.

Thanks for reading,
Tanaya

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tanaya, I saw your tweet and followed it here to your blog. Bryce's story re eating issues sounds just like Ethan's story. He is the boy I invented The Eating Game for 3+ years ago. At the time he would have preferred to eat hot dogs and rice! After 15 months with The Eating game he was eating 200+ new foods and 39 months later he is still using The Eating Game, although he is eating nearly everything now. He likes being in control of his choices; he likes that it is a visual planner so he and everyone else know what he has planned to eat for the day. I think he likes that meals are no longer a surprise that he has to deal with 3 times a day. Oh and he likes all the healthy food choices he is making too! So do his parents!So do lots of other families.
    Just google The Eating Game to find out more and contact me please if you have other questions.

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