Do you know what is the saddest thing my boy do where I pity him the most?
It’s his meal time. That is the time where he is alone, eating on his own, enjoying his delicious meal & not talking to anybody except when there’s something on the TV excites him.
He prefer to eat in front of the tv. On his blue table, blue stool & he must have his hot curry maggi & cold orange. The only thing he would eat for the time being. Of course he sometimes will eat some biscuits or some chocolate but when he wants a full meal, he will ask for his maggi. Everybody knows that maggi is not a good choice for a meal, moreover when it is consumed for breakfast, lunch & dinner. My autism son lives on his favourite Maggi every single day. That’s why whenever we go out, we will bring him to KFC for him to eat something else than Maggi. He love his hot fries with tomato sauce, the chicken crispy skin & some cold milo. All his food preference is stated in one sentence.
” I want hot curry maggi & cold orange please”
” I want fries with tomato sauce please”
” I want to eat some chicken & cold milo please”
My boy always ask for things politely, just like a robot. When he eats I always watch him & can’t stop thinking & pity him that my boy is always lonely. His meal time is always on odd time & we hardly can have a meal together with him. You can see how focused he is when he eats. Never let a single noodle fall down or else he will pick them up & eat them again.
I know my story is like telling the whole world that my boy condition is bad but trust me he is doing very well & with the help of therapy, we hope he can be among the normal kids without looking too different than the rest.
I just want to share what I see from my point of view, on how my mild autism boy functions with his everyday life. The story I want to share with some of you that might be wondering why he is different, what makes him different & how his difference makes him special in his own way.
How can you not feel sad when you saw him enjoying his meal like this? With his feet up on the stool. This saddens me. I’m an emotional mum. He looks like a starving child. He always eats like this & I always remind him to put his feet down but then when he is busy eating, he will forgot what I said & started to pull his feet up again.. I may sound exaggerating but this is what I feel everytime I watch him eat.