A Recap Of Our Afternoon… With PICS!
September 4, 2015
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September 4, 2015
You know it’s a rough day when I say to wifey
“I’m just gonna take him for a drive”
“Where to?” she said
“I dunno, I just wanna get him in the car and strap him in…”
I took him out solo for about 2 and a half hours, and wifey stayed home to get some things done.
I drove to Burger King, a book store, and the supermarket… and I… drove…to each place very…very…slowly…
Here’s him in the bookstore. We’re trying to be more age appropriate with him lately but he still gravitates towards his old toddler favorites…
While in the supermarket he started getting very spitty and very handsy… So i had to walk him around the store with his hands on the cart and my hands over his hands so he woulnd’t reach out and tap some bald dude on the head…
He saw a bag of green grapes and indicated that he wanted them. Grapes are bad for dogs so we phased them out when we first got Paula but he’s had them at a few summer occasions when Paula wasn’t present and reestablished his taste for them. So I put the bag of grapes in the cart and he wants to dive in…
However, wifey’s got me trained, all fruit must be washed first, especially non-organic fruit, and preferably washed with a “fruit wash” not just with water.
It wasn’t easy, but I keep him off of the grapes until we reach the car…
So there I am putting grapes in a bowl (of course we had a bowl in the backseat) and washing them with seltzer and then dumping the seltzer out the window…
I must’ve refilled the bowl, and done the selzter cleaning bit 4 times on the way home… I almost pulled over on the highway to do it cuz when you find something that the king wants you ride that hot hand til it’s done…
So he eats the ENTIRE BAG OF GRAPES by the time we got home…
When we get home wifey is out (smart lady) and I immediately cut up a banana and put a dollop of peanut bitter on each piece, but his majesty isn’t interested.
Instead he wants to take his pants off, take the pictures off the wall, pull on the light fixture in the dining room, butt his head against the TV, etc, etc… just general jerkiness…
This is the kinds of jerkiness we’ve been dealing with this past week along with increased aggression towards us and others…
He shows no interest. But then I literally quickly shove a piece in his mouth…
And as I expected… “YUM… YUM…YUM… He eats half the bag and then starts alternating beyween a handful of popcorn and a piece of banana w/ PB…
After an entire bag and a banana and a half w/ PJ he crashed…
We will see if I was right… Maybe the popcorn will reset his mood and the jerky king will be gone?
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Written byFrank 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” :-).
6 People Replies to “A Recap Of Our Afternoon… With PICS!”
I know it is an old post, just happened to bump into your blog and am now devouring a page after page. So… Allergedly hyperthyroidism cause misbalance in food consumption, appetite, food cravings, etc. Pretty sure you have looked into it as well, I am just researching for my boy. Gosh, autism is like a puzzle within a puzzle breaking down into sidoku written in an ancient alien language
Forgot to say the seltzer water on grapes…cool McGyver move, man! Rock on!
I'm pulled over from driving and stopping for last 5 hours with my little man…trying to get him to eat something other than lollipops!! With you all in spirit!! Decided to check blog …it's my sanity…that we are not the only wonderfully bizarre family!! Yay!!
Anyhow…all I can say is: SON-RISE program is our saving grace during all the changes JA encounters day to day! Try it!!! I PROMISE you will ALL LOVE IT!! Connection happens…aggression lessons…SON-RISE…it's where you JOIN OUR KIDS …speak their body language and it works!! Love it for us…love it with my clients…I left medical world to join and be with my kid…and love the connection SON-RISE AUTISM PROGRAM BRINGS
Hope it gets better soon. Could be he's starting to hit puberty and his testosterone is evening out or something. Good luck!
My jerkiness is playing in the pool outback, then maybe bedtime 🙂
Wanna meet for pizza? I have a pool. 🙂