The boys are headed to the Zoo today with their grandparents. Lizze and I will have at least part of the day to ourselves. We don’t really have anything to do or anywhere to go besides the grocery store and that will be a pretty short trip. Regardless of how short that trip will be, I’m hoping to have it done before the boys get home.
There isn’t anything planned for this weekend but a decent trip to the grocery store could make the weekend just bit easier to survive. I’m already on edge and need to make things as easy as possible.
Grocery shopping has become much more challenging since the boys have been home for summer break. We have to buy more than we do during the school year and that is a difficult task because we still struggle with major sensory related feeding challenges. I could easily spend $200 every week and a half or two weeks and still not have things that the kids will eat. It’s very difficult to stay ahead of the curve because sensory processing disorder is very difficult to work with, especially in regards to food-related issues.
Even though this is really the only thing on my agenda for the weekend, it’s stressful because A) I have to be able to pull it off and B) I need to try and meet everyone’s unique needs.
My Mom told me that when I was little I was a picky eater (although I have no recollection of this!) She took me to the doctor who told her that he’d never seen a child starve to death when there was food available.
So I understand having to feed the boys more often because they’re home for the summer, but what do they eat at school? I thought you sent them in with pizza most days? Is there a reason why that won’t work when they’re home?
We did that because nothing else would work. It wasn’t because we wanted to or that we thought it was a good idea. It’s definitely something we can fall back on but we’re worried about trying to somewhat balance their diets out.