Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Grocery Shopping With K.C.

K.C. and I went to the supermarket today. I have been trying to take him with me more and more using pictures as we go along. As we got out of the car, I noticed another Mommy with her daughter, the little girl was about 6 years old. The Mother sounded very upset with the little girl. Apparently the mother didn't want her walking and wanted her to sit in the shopping cart. The little girl screamed and started to stomp off away from the mother. Wow that mother was really p.o.'d at the little girl. She yelled at the daughter to, "come back right now!" I overheard the Mommy say to the little girl, "do you see that little boy walking?" "Why can't you walk nicely like him?" She was talking about K.C. , my little boy! I felt very proud and then remembered how hard we have worked to get to this point, just to go shopping, it's paying off ! K.C. walked alongside the cart, the trick to shopping with him is to get what you need and keep moving. Don't stop to look too long or he'll start lining up whatever he can find. I asked him to "put in cart" each thing that we bought. I handed what we needed and he dropped it in. When he does go to reach for something I haven't handed him, I tell him, "no." If I didn't he'd be lining everything up! This time when he reached for a can, I said, "no." He paused as if it clicked for that second and we walked on. He understands, "no," I am sure of it. Just as we were about to finish up I handed him his photo of Funyuns and walked to the snack section. I let him find the Funyuns and let him pick these up. I am wondering if Funyuns could be a stim food? Does anyone know? He loves them and could eat a whole big bag in two days if I let him. Waiting in line is the hardest part for K.C. He tends to walk back and forth quickly, makes noises and will touch who ever is in front of us. Today he touched a woman's button on the back of her jeans. She turned around a smiled at K.C. I am going to have to keep him very close to me when we are in line from now on. He did a great job today!

Everyone have a safe and wonderful thanksgiving!

4 comments:

Lora said...

Hooray for K.C. and kudos to you Tina for doing such a great job with him. Bravo for both of you!!!! What a big boy he is getting to be!

kyra said...

wow, tina! that is really wonderful! i'm so proud of K.C.!!

Kristina Chew said...

How proud you must have felt....... KC has made amazing progress in the past few months! Keep up the good work, indeed!

Anonymous said...

Super proud of you and KC. Way to go you two!!!!