Alex has a lot of oral sensitivities. This has made transitioning to solid food a nightmare ever since he was a toddler. If it wasn't pureed, he rejected it faster than if we'd have fed him live bugs without a Fear Factor camera crew.
But we have persisted and made small gains. Three and a half years of gradually increasing chunkiness of our homemade purees to get from Jell-O smooth to chunky relish. Recently he's been doing much better with trying solid food like pizza, peanut butter sandwiches and muffins.
However, we have still been buying baby food for almost a decade. And last week, someone at the grocery store let on that she'd noticed that.
Dave was going through the cash when the cashier (a regular) asked him how many kids he had.
Dave looked up in surprise and asked why.
Cashier: I noticed you've been buying baby food for a long time so I figure you must have a ton of kids.
Dave then had the moment of decision. Does he admit that he's buying baby food for a nine year old? Does he explain autism and food sensitivities? Does he risk getting the lovely patented 'you're a bad parent' glare?
Or does he pretend to a Mormon-esque level of fertility? Oh yeah, the wife is constantly poppin' 'em out. Got us a converted school bus minivan.
What would you do?
"Kids? Oh no jeez, nono I just don't like to chew. Gotta keep the tongue limber for my art." And then you ululate for an uncomfortable length of time.ReplyDelete