Putting new foods in his own mouth,
overcoming oral defensiveness and thus sensory acceptance,
is a big deal,
a major achievement.
Mom wanted Mexican food, but he didn’t want anything on the kid’s menu.
I asked several ways, even asked him to circle what he wanted.
He kept saying he wanted me to choose.
So I did.
Tortilla soup: Veggies and chicken.
It’s what I eat.
And so did he.
I couldn’t believe it.
I thanked the angels.
We were sitting in the loud chaotic bar area, eating vegetable soup.
For the first time.
And, as a bonus, when we were back home and I told him it had to be a “new” movie,
He told me to choose.
So I picked Mary Poppins.
Before that, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Great old movies for kids and families.
So, if your child asks you to help him/her with a stretch,
give them a real stretch, the stretch of your dreams.
May this work at your house.
Peace be with us,