Sunday, August 05, 2012
My husband and I went grocery shopping today. We made the conscious effort to buy healthier foods for the both of us. We also are making the effort to try new things.
Last night, I tried radishes, passion fruit Chobani, garbanzo beans, and cucumbers. This morning, I tried English muffins. I liked the Chobani, radishes, and English muffins. The cucumbers were gross. And the garbanzo beans were an icky texture. But at least I tried them.
Tonight we are making stir fry for dinner, and we are trying this stir fry seasoning, which is really low in fat and calories, and we are trying these stir fry noodles that are healthier than other noodles. I am also allowing my husband to put red bell peppers in the stir fry, so I can try them.
I'm a really picky eater, and I hate to try new things, but I am trying to have an open mind. My husband is trying too. I know it was hard for him not to buy any ice cream, chips, or candy at the store.
We also went to Toys R Us today and bought a couple board games to play for our new family game nights. We got this one called Kids vs Gown-Ups, and we also bought Risk. My husband and I love Risk. It's a great game, but we never bought it before because our son wasn't old enough to play it. He turns 11 next month though, so we figure he might be able to understand it if we explain things to him well enough.
Something else wonderful happened today that I just have to share. My son is high functioning Autistic, so there have always been things he doesn't do like other kids, or things he just doesn't do that other kids do. My mother-in-law made a comment the other day that he was talking more when he's on the phone (he's only on the phone when he calls from his friend's house). I hadn't really noticed, but when she mentioned it I realized she was right. Today though, I noticed something so much more wonderful than that. In the car, this song came on the radio, and my son said, I know this song," so I turned it up. Next thing I knew, he was singing along with the song! He's never done that before. It's one of the most normal things he's ever done. I think most people take that kind of thing for granted, but I was so happy to hear it because it means that he is opening up more and expressing himself more. It was truly an awesome moment for me as a mother. It reminded me that my son is a lot like myself and my husband right now, he does everything in baby steps, and that's how we have to do things right now too. Our journey together fixing our problems and becoming healthier people will take time, but if our son can do it, so can we.