Monday, March 5, 2012

I'm Gonna Conquer Mashed Potato Hill!!

That title might confuse a few people but it's my new goal, well one of the many, to work on. I took an online session through my local CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) location tonight entitled "The Battle of Mashed Potato Hill" and it was all about food related difficulties that some of our kids have. The lady that did the presentation was AWESOME and gave me lots of things to consider and ideas that will (hopefully) help me get Zilla to expand his food horizon. If you haven't taken this session (and you have access to it obviously) then you should! Mashed Potato Hill is gonna be a treacherous and probably a battle of epic proportions considering the kid involved but I'm strong and he's only had 5 years to hone his stubbornness whereas I've had almost 30 years (wow it's almost my birthday) so he hasn't seen anything cause I can totes outlast him! Anyone have any stories to share about their battles? Is anyone even reading this? lol


Kerry said...

at one point, about 2 years ago now, Zachary was only eating a handful of foods. Pudding, pepperoni, strawberries, taquitos and something else I can't remember. NOTHING ELSE! I wish I had heard of Mashed Potato Hill, but we went through 6 months of feeding therapy with his aweesome OT and he now eats things I never thought he would! HAM!!! This kid loves ham on his gluten free bread. Nothing else, like butter, or mayo or ketchup, just dry GF bread and ham. LOL But, feeding therapy was awesome for him. I wish you much success as you conquer Mashed Potato Hill in your little man!

Tiffany said...

Thanks Kerry! Yeah the lady said that it could take some time until we make any progress but honestly I just want him to accept that new things are a possibility! Feeding issues are a "team" effort so I'm sure Zachery's OT did a great job.