Saturday, December 08, 2007

Your honor ~ Here is the evidence; our son is just a picky eater!

Chanukah has been filled with tradition and festivities this year. We are so thankful to have our two children home in time to celebrate the holidays with our adult son, Justin, as well as the rest of our family and friends. We have been invited to two Chanukah parties and went to one of them last evening and had a wonderful time. At the party Ethan showed his true colors with regard to his eating issues. His problem may have started out as a sensory issue but it has turned into a behavior issue (Translation ~ He is a VERY PICKY eater ~ )

Above is exhibit A - After one of the party goers doled out these packages of cookies to all of the children and Ethan sampled his ( he totally loved them and begged for more!) he then decided to wait until everyone was otherwise occupied and took every last box of cookies that he could find around the house and stashed them in the bottom of my diaper bag. We came home and discovered his loot while cleaning out the bag. We totally laughed our A**s off :)

Anyway, on the eating front we are making progress. The therapist had already guessed that was once a sensory issue has become a behavioral issue and we are letting him know that he cannot have the food of choice until he eats the others. We are making baby steps with this method and as of his pediatrician appointment on Thursday he had gained just under one pound since we came home.
Here are a few more pics from the last couple of days.

Happy Chanukah!
Here is Katie Starr, Ethan and their friend Mia at the Chanukah Party

Katie Starr and Ethan playing with their pretend food that they received for Chanukah and having a pizza party. `
It seems that Ketchup and Mayo are a must have when you eat your pizza...who knew??


eggrolls and chopsticks said...

LMAO! Now you can call him, Mr Clepto Fishbones...or whatever the fishy part is!

What a smart little chap.

Tammie said...

Ah ha! So Chanukah cookies are a go for Fishman? Cool. Maybe you'll find out he has chocolate running through his veins like Erin.

The play food is great fun. Wait till the children start serving it to you & waiting for you & Marc to eat.

M3 said...

Ok, that cookie theft is hilarious!! (And I needed a good laugh) Thanks for sharing the antics of your awesome kiddos.

Vivian M said...

Kerri loves these cookies too - Ethan gets a high five from her on that one (even though Mom explained it is not OK to steal).
By the way, play food is Kerri's absolute favorite! Your little chefs are going to keep trying to feed you, get ready!
Happy Chanukah dear friends!

Tamara said...

That story is so funny! Something to blackmail- er bribe him with as a teenager. The kids look great- and I so happy he is gaining weight. Meison is a picky eater to- but loves spinich!
Happy Chanukah!


Heza Hekele said...

Does this mean he'll be shop lifting before he goes off to Kindergarten?

The Cookie Hoarder! That story made me laugh out loud...hilarious!