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Kyle is "Mr. Short Term Memory" with food… :-)

(originally written & published on April 19, 2012)

 As you know by now my son has had some major eating issues in the past…as in he doesn’t eat nearly enough and has a history of losing weight. 

He often acts like every day your introducing a new food to him for the first time. 

For example, he LOVES cheerios but just this morning he picked up ONE cheerio and treated it like it was the first time he ever saw one and put it oh so carefully into his mouth. 

Then after that first bite he dug in to the bag with both hands and was wolfing them down. 

He does that often with other foods that he LOVES. 

It always makes me think of this great recurring SNL sketch called Mr. Short Term Memory with Tom Hanks. 

See sketch below…


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Frank Campagna

I’m a 48 year old neurotypical dad with a 14 year old son with severe, non-verbal autism & epilepsy. I created this blog to rant about autism & epilepsy while celebrating my son who I affectionately call “the king” :-).

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2 People Replies to “Kyle is "Mr. Short Term Memory" with food… :-)”

  1. Have you looked in to food allergy testing? My son, 5 years non-verbal ASD, would only eat bread, crackers, cereal, pasta, muffins, cheese, yogurt and milk for the longest time. And not even those few things consistently. After doing IgG, IgE and IgA food allergy testing, we found out he was allergic or sensitive to soy, gluten, eggs, dairy and oats. After removing all of those things he started eating everything offered to him!! Tonight he at braised beef, rice pasta, kale salad, a green smoothie and water. 🙂
    Just something to think about if you haven't already.

  2. Anonymous

    Two words….freakin hilarious! Such a young Tom Hanks and the much talented Phil Hartman!!