Throughout the school year I’ve made breakfast for Emma every day. At night she asked what she’ll have the next day. She’d never eat “em all which made Chase happy ☺️🐕 but it became a routine. Her favorites being bacon, spam, corned beef hash(Filipino version), and cottage cheese. I made eggs, biscuits, toast, breakfast sandwiches, and sometimes with half banana. No/less sugar which means NO BOWL OF CEREAL.
Pancakes or Waffles are reserved during the weekends coz at least she’s home and we can manage her moods.
On her last day of school she was soooo excited to finally get to have a bowl of cereal for breakfast during her vacation. Specifically, Oreos cereal.
First day was Saturday she had a bowl of cereal…… by the end of the day she was on edge x 20 and my patience runeth over. This is the reality. I’m not going to sugarcoat it for social media.
Scott: Caine, take that bag of cereal home with you. Your sister doesn’t need it.
The thing is, we knew this. Sugar first thing in the morning sets off something in her brain. It ain’t pretty. She couldn’t enjoy doing things she normally loves because she’s angry and stressed out. She loves to bake though so that’s always an interesting factor. We let her have sweet stuff of course but it’s in moderation and we’ve gauged the timing. Certainly not for breakfast(during school) and definitely not too close to bedtime(9pm). Everything is off limits by 8pm. Oh she’ll sneak in M&Ms and extra cookie here and there and we could always tell 😅. She knows the effects of sugar on herself but like her Teacher said, she’s a kid, she’ll sneak it in there. 😬
And that’s how life is with #Autism is in our household. 🧩