Stick A Fork In Me…

I’m done. I give up. We’ve been working on learning to use a fork and spoon for 3 years. Supposedly Earth years, but I’m 98% convinced parents of kids with special needs live Saturn years. Since Adelaide doesn’t qualify for occupational therapy, we do feeding therapy at home. Dave and I take turns working on skills with a little girl who shows no interest in anything other than using her fist to rake food into her mouth. And into her highchair. And into her beautiful little cloth diapers. Adelaide does love utensils. She loves to chew on them. She loves to hold them in one hand, while she shoves any available food into her mouth with her free hand. She loves trying to break her teeth on them. She loves choking herself. And she loves trying to give herself eye surgery. Jesus take the wheel. We’ve tried 19 different types of spoons and forks. I have a graveyard of failed options at the end of our utensil drawer. Plastic, rubber, and metal indicators that I probably bought feeding gear from a snake oil salesman in a previous life….

Finish reading over on the Firefly Friends blog.

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