Thursday, June 14, 2007

Fast Food


K.C. has had the sickies for a few days. Today he is much better. He has been laying on the couch a lot the past three days. He would drink, but not eat. I've been trying to get him to eat soup or eat anything for that matter but nope, nothing doing. Last night he did get up and drink some more Gatorade (only the blue Gatorade, God forbid you place another colour before him). Since he was walking around some, I grabbed his shoes and put them on his feet and called Big Brother from his room to make a quick trip with us to Taco Bell. This Taco Bell is unique because it has a Pizza Hut inside as well. Kind of a two in one. I got a Taco Salad from the Taco Bell menu (minus the meat, beans instead of meat) and Big Brother got a Tostada and two side orders of nacho cheese. K.C. looked at the drive thru menu, I asked Big Brother what he thought K.C. was looking at. Big Brother got right next to K.C.'s head and looked, Big Brother trying to figure out where K.C.'s eyes were going. Big Brother said, "I think he's looking at the bread sticks from the Pizza Hut Menu or he could be looking at the Pizza." That made it easy because he can't have pizza due to allergies. We do buy K.C. "special pizza" we make at home. So I ordered two orders of bread sticks with Marinara. When we got home Big Brother made a beeline for the sink to wash his hands (still obsessing over germs). I rinsed K.C.'s under the water and we all sat down to take the fast food out of the containers. I kept the food away from K.C.'s hands (I never know how he'll respond to new food because sometimes he throws it) I gave Big Brother his food and he took it up to his room to watch a movie. I have been letting him take food into his room as long as he's careful because of the last head bonking food throwing incident. I took the bread sticks out and watched K.C.'s expression. He made a grunt when he seen the bread stick but as soon as I took the Marinara sauce out he grabbed for it like wild animal. I took the lid off and gave it to him straight away taking one bread stick and dipping it in to show him how it worked. He picked up the little container and stuck his tongue out licking the sauce. He liked it! I gave him a spoon that he wouldn't use, so I just let him eat it his way. He has been sick, heck I was just glad he was eating. Big Brother came downstairs and saw K.C. licking the little container and said, "ewwww it's germ infested for sure, he's eating like a savage!" Big Brother is something else, I can NEVER predict what he's going to say next. His comment did make me think, if I continue to let him eat like that when we do eat in public I am sure we will get alot of rude looks. We will work on it. Today we are staying indoors because of the heat. It's nearly 110 degrees today and tomorrow will be the same. If we do go out in the summer it always very early in the day or in the evening. Hope you are all doing well and staying cool from the summers heat :)

4 comments:

Melissa H said...

Big Brother's comment (savage) made me laugh. We still have issues with Conor re: eating habits. Because our kids have fine motor challenges, eating with utensils is very difficult for them. If KC is anything like Conor, he probably refuses to even try because he doesn't want to frustrate himself. We have just recently started doing what's called backward chaining with Conor when it comes to utensils. You give them the highest level of success and work backwards. So, first put the food on the utensil (spear something with the fork) and then hand it to KC to put in his mouth. If that is too challenging for him, do hand-over-hand with him. Only do it as long as he'll tolerate, though. No use creating a negative connotation. Remember that he WILL continue to mature and things WILL continue to progress. Don't worry about people looking at you. Who cares. :-)

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kristina said...

I share your excitement about KC trying a new food---a small thing that makes a big difference! Glad to hear he is better.

JUST A MOM said...

don't even go there with the heat I have had enough!!!! We have two big coolers on our house and we are still using them.. it is cool well in hte mornign and at night and wet as all get out at night men gotta save money......

gretchen said...

I love the way Big Brother helped figure out what K.C. wanted on the menu! He is such a great Big Brother!

Henry LOVES tomatoes and tomato sauce on pasta- I don't think he's ever tried it by itself, but I wouldn't be surprised if he liked it. And he almost never uses utensils. I try to give him yogurt and cereal with milk to force him to use a spoon, but he'll even eat those things with his fingers.