Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Special Exposure Wednesday - Little triumphs

5 Minutes for Special Needs


An ice cream cone at the fair might not seem like a big deal but this moment was a big deal to me. Joseph has had a lifetime of food aversions and sensory issues. It took two years of food therapy to get him to the point where he was eating a somewhat balanced (although very limited) diet. Lately though he's been making huge steps all on his own, requesting new foods that he's never had before and more readily agreeing to try new things that I ask him to.

On this particular day we were at the fair and Joseph asked for some ice cream. When I bought him a cone he was a little unsure. I encouraged him and he took a tiny, tentative bite. Then he ate nearly the entire thing. I'm sure all the people around us wondered about the crazy lady taking 100 pictures and cheering because her child was eating an ice cream cone. It was a good day.

13 comments:

shyestviolet said...

hurrah!

courtneyryan369 said...

that's awesome! YAY - so cool.

Tammy and Parker said...

OH! I so totally get the hugeness of this! Parker is in feeding therapy right now.

Happy dancing with you guys! This just makes my heart sing!

Laggin said...

Way to gooo, DUUUUDE!

Julie said...

I understand what a big deal it is too! I love it when my son eats something new!

Frogs' mom said...

Who doesn't celebrate Ice Cream? More foods to choose from is always a good thing, and a good thing to celebrate! This year Frog has gone from the kid who only ate doritos to the kid who can hardly be called picky. Last night's new discovery - peas!

Barbara said...

Hey every little bit helps... if that means cheering when he eats ice cream, so be it... who cares what everyone else thinks! :)

Micki said...

That's AWESOME! Let them wonder away, you can't let moments go by if you have a camera handy ;)

Word Shaper said...

Woohoo!!! I'm so excited for you guys.

I'm going to have ice cream now to celebrate with you!!! (okay that's an excuse to eat ice cream but a good one!)

bigmouthmom said...

it's always a big deal when your child does something new! A tasty and triumphant day for Joseph! Hurray!

wheelsonthebus said...

I must say, I am very happy for him. A life without ice cream just ain't worth it.

melody is slurping life said...

It thrills me to know he can now enjoy ice cream. YAY!!!!

I am thrilled to have you join us at Special Exposure at 5M4SN.

lonestar818 said...

Definitely a good day, that's awesome! My little man is always curious about ice cream but he won't actually eat it.