This is one of those moments that really has me worried about Gavin ever being able to live on his own.. This past week with Gavin has not been easy and to be honest, quite frustrating.
Here’s what happened…
Elliott had put together a small bowl of fruit to share with his brothers. He took it upstairs and after a few minutes, Gavin came down and asked me if he could eat the broken pieces of orange that Elliott and Emmett didn’t want because they were…well….broken.
I said sure, no problem Gavin. At no point did he say that the oranges were in the friggin trash. He “forgot” to mention that part.
30 seconds later, Elliott comes running down the stairs freaking out because Gavin was eating out of the trash. Elliott is a total germ freak and this was like the worst thing he could have imagined.
I called Gavin down and asked him if he was eating out of the trash…. He didn’t even try to deny it.
Just so we’re clear, Gavin isn’t starving and in fact had just finished a large banana, before rummaging through the rubbish for a snack.
In an eye twitch inducing change of events, we learned that he hadn’t actually eaten the trashed oranges. He said that he had but as it turns out, he hadn’t gotten that far yet. He had simply retrieved them from the trash and put them on his plate.
His meal was interrupted by me calling for him. Does that make it any better, I’m not sure?
Either way, I’m not sure why I’m so surprised by this. It’s not the first time and not even close to the grossest thing he would have eaten. I’ll spare you the disgusting details but you can probably imagine.
The only thing that he sees wrong with this whole thing is that everyone was horrified… It never occurred to him that eating food out of the trash was a bad idea.
I don’t know what’s going on with him this week but Jesus Christ, I’m pretty sure I’m at my stress limit.
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