Saturday, October 16, 2010

Proud of my guy

These last couple weeks have been pretty busy, with lots of great days, and a few more difficult ones thrown in. But, overall, I am so proud of Michael. He really is turning into a nice little kid.

We have been taking him to KEEN, which is a group play/exercise time. They have one-on-one helpers, usually teen volunteers, to help them. Last week, his helper commented on what a polite kid he is. I was just beaming. It's so easy to focus on all the things we still need to work on, and the occasional temper tantrums, that I lose sight of the great kid I have most of the time.

So today, I am going to be happy that I have a kid who will happily help me unload the dishwasher, says please and thank you, and genuinely wants to help others be happy. That is what I choose to focus on today!

Monday, October 4, 2010


Many years ago I was told that if we just got Michael's gut healed, he would be more willing to eat new foods. We started the diet and got out all the things he is allergic to over two years ago now. In the last couple weeks, I've noticed some startling things:

Michael is asking for new foods
He ate an almond butter and jelly sandwhich
He eats and LIKES broccoli and cauliflower
He nagged Steve to make him chocolate chip muffins

This is the child that never cared about food and hated to try anything new. Now, he's not exactly eating a full meal of new foods, but he's getting adventurous. He's actually mixing textures (daiya cheese sprinked on a burger!) and liking things.

I never thought this would happen. So, even if it takes a couple years, it IS possible for a picky eater to change!