Let him eat cake

March 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm 11 comments

     I have a picture on my bulletin board of a kid sitting at a high chair with spaghetti covering much of his head, face, and arms. This is my inspiration. C’s first feeding therapist told me if we ever got him to go as far as to smear food in his hair, we’d be done with her. I’ve sort of given up on the spaghetti in the hair fantasy, but I’d settle for C’s eating spaghetti with sauce (instead of shaped pasta dipped into ketchup – we couldn’t possibly put the ketchup on top of the pasta, of course).

     Still, I’ve long had visions of C wearing birthday cake like most one year olds do on their first birthdays. Yet even on his first birthday, C didn’t touch cake, and he definitely didn’t eat it. It was no different on his 8th birthday, where he actually requested cupcakes like the other kids would have. I found gluten free, casein free, egg free cupcakes with frosting, and surprisingly, they didn’t taste like cardboard.  He still wouldn’t eat them at his party, but he did blow out the candles. The next day, however, without the audience of 15 of his friends, he decided to try the cupcake…and proceeded to eat the whole thing.  

     I think 8 is going to be a very big year.

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On the eve of eight One of those days

11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. pixiemama  |  March 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    EEEE!
    He ate the cupcake!
    WoooHooo!

    xo

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  • 2. goodmum  |  March 30, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    It sure sounds like it’s going to be a big year! Happy birthday and happy progress, C!!!!

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  • 3. Good Fountain  |  March 30, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Sweet!!!

    Reply
  • 4. therocchronicles  |  March 30, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    That’s awesome!!!

    Reply
  • 5. frogger11758  |  March 30, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I refuse to put any sort of topping on my pasta either. Dipping is a far more effective method. Same goes for cereal and salad.

    Reply
  • 6. Angie  |  March 30, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Yes!! Wish I could have been there to have one with him!

    Reply
  • 7. Natalie  |  March 30, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Congrats on the cupcake. That’s awesome.
    Natalie

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  • 8. Bobbi  |  March 30, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  • 9. mommy~dearest  |  March 31, 2009 at 10:00 am

    8 is great! 🙂

    Reply
  • 10. kristi  |  March 31, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    WOW WOW WOW!! Great!

    Reply
  • 11. You are what you eat « What We Need  |  March 9, 2010 at 6:49 am

    […] If you don’t know about C’s eating challenges, see here and here and here. It’s been arguably the most difficult part of his journey with autism, […]

    Reply

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