Chef has returned to taking small lunches to school.
We've discussed this every morning this week. He tells me he doesn't need more than the one container he's made because he's put all his vegetables and protein, etc., into what he has in the container. And he's right, he did put in noodles and tofu and carrots, etc.
However, when he has taken small lunches to school in past years, he has usually taken someone else's food at school then stated that it was because he was still hungry.
Interestingly, though, he hasn't used any similar excuses regarding anything he's taken at school thus far this year. Hmmmm. Growth is good.
This blog was initially set up as a means of communicating with my son's team. Since then, I've heard from other parents with similar stories. If you are living with challenges or journeying alongside someone who is, you are not alone. There are many of us. I'm a single adoptive Mom (http://richesofsimplicity.blogspot.com/) of a young man who lives with many abilities and many diagnoses. We have journeyed together through many challenges and a few adventures over the years as my son has tried to find space in this world that makes him feel more comfortable, an attempt made especially difficult when living with Attachment Disorder, PDD-NOS (Autism), Developmental Coordination Disorder, ADHD, prenatal substance exposure, etc. Some of the strongest elements used in this journey have been music, visual arts, therapeutic parenting, team-connection, boundary-setting, boundary-setting, boundary-setting, communication skills, community-building, continual lifeskills training, and elements of Theraplay. (Click here for some written resources.) On this journey, there is laughter and tears and growth and hope. The greatest of these is hope.