Saturday, January 31, 2015
A Rough Restaurant Outing w/ the KIng :(
Saturday 3:21pm -- We just got home from a pizzeria restaurant with Kyle. This is the place that 3 weeks ago his majesty ate pizza for the first time in 4 years. That time he shocked us all and had a grand ol' time.
So because we want to keep up his love for pizza and because it seemed like he'll only eat pizza from this one establishment wifey had it in her head that we should make a visit to that particular pizzeria restaurant a semi-regular Saturday afternoon tradition.
So we went back today.
And did we capture lighting in a bottle again today?
Nope... today's restaurant experience was a total f&$king disaster.
He wouldn't eat anything except a bowl of pitted black olives.
Fine, he didn't want pizza. Disappointing yes.
But instead of watching his iPad or reading one of the 5 books we brought in he instead proceeded to attempt to beat us up for the rest of the meal.
And the wife and I just sat there, me next to him, wifey across the table from him deflecting his slaps/blows while we attempted to eat our pizza and pretending as best we could that all was normal.
God knows what this looked like to the rest of the customers in this crowded restaurant. I half expected somebody to take pity on us and pay for our meal. LOL
But wifey and I handled better than we used to. We both just sat there and ate our salad and pizza.
Cuz the wife and I love this place. And we really were jonesing for some pizza. Sometimes our kids with autism just need to learn to suck it up and deal, ya know?
I mean the morning was all about him. We went to his swim and music classes, we watched his shows in the car.
And then we forced him to sit in a restaurant for 35 minutes so that we could enjoy our lunch. What awful parents we are! LOL.
So we deflected his blows and attempted to enjoy our meal.
But all in all it was pretty rough. At one point I moved my chair so that we both were sitting across from him since it was harder for him to reach us.
Gosh what that must've looked like. People in the restaurant were probably looking for the ABC 20/20 "What Would You Do?" cameras. LOL
But wifey and I must have horrible short term memories because I guarantee that we'll attempt to go back there again in about a month of so.
I take that back. It's not because we have horrible short term memories.
It's because we're stubborn and we are not gonna let this kid completely rule our lives.
Again he's gotta suck it up once in a while, no?
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