One of the things we’ve been working on during lockdown is life skills. I try to make the best use of all the time we have available to us and it’s paying off.
First of all, while Elliott and Emmett are both on the autism spectrum, they’re incredibly high functioning. Aside from anxiety, SPD and ADHD, they do very well.
The reason I point that out is because when I work on life skills, there’s a difference between the way I approach the boys and the way I approach Gavin. They’re two very different situations.
For the last few weeks, Elliott and Emmett have been learning to cook. They never really showed much interest until recently and have picked it up very quickly. Elliott’s big thing is scrambled eggs and he makes killer scrambled eggs. Emmett’s big thing is making pancakes on the electric skillet.
Emmett has created his own pancake recipe and after a few unfortunate batches, he now makes pancakes you’d swear we’re from IHOP.
Tonight, the boys cooked scrambled eggs, pancakes and Elliott cooked crescent rolls in the oven for the first time.
Emmett went a bit overboard with the pancakes and we have leftovers for days but they were delicious. Elliott’s eggs were amazing and his crescent rolls were perfectly baked.
Gavin, who’s become a pickier eater lately really enjoyed it as well.
I’m so proud of these guys and while I still keep an eye on them, they’re doing this completely on their own.
The only thing we have to work on is the cleanup. That’s a work in progress. ☺