Oh, I forgot to add that if he watches a cartoon and there is something that seems appealing to him, that is what he wants to eat.
One morning he woke up and asked to eat toast. What? Toast? We never had that for breakfast. I’m still trying to figure it out where he got that from. I know he wouldn’t come up with that on his own.
It’s my son’s 4th b-day today, so my hubby asked him in what “eat, eat out” (restaurant) he would like to go for his birthday? He answered: “shushi” sushi!
I couldn’t believe it! Yay! I’m doing something right. We are trying to create healthy habits!
With kids on the spectrum, it’s all about routine. On weekends, we have been going to eat at a Japanese restaurant. Now it’s a routine for my son to eat sushi and he loves it!
When we go out, we try to not feed him out of the kids menu(hamburgers, Mac and cheese..) we order out of the adults menu. If we go to a seafood place, guess what? He is eating fish. If we go to a steak house he is eating steak, if we go to Japanese, he is eating Japanese… Don’t think that was easy, it took lots of practice, and tantrums till became a routine! Everyday is a new day! He has days that he doesn’t want to eat anything, but cup noodles:( We can’t give up.
We are excited to create healthy habits for our son, while he is still young, so when he gets older it’s that much easier.
We are eating sushi tonight! (As up to now, you know it may change… The only things is predictable is that our day is never predictable!)