As I was typing up the puddle post below, it occurred to me that not only does Jaymes like to drink strangely, but he has extremely eccentric eating habits too. Some of his favorite foods:
Frozen french fries
Frozen chicken nuggets
Frozen PB&J sandwiches
Horse feed (alfalfa pellets, specifically.)
I wonder if he likes the frozen stuff for some kind of sensory input? The hardness and coldness of a frozen food maybe? It can't taste good like that, can it? Ugh.
Not only food, but other items are favorites. It's a struggle to keep Jaymes from these things...
Shaving cream- He would give an arm or leg for a mouthful of the stuff, and it's not because he thinks it's whipped cream. He spits whipped cream like it's poison.
Rat food- My pet rats eat a handmade grain mix (total cereal, high quality dog food, cheerios, dried peas, raisins, dried cranberries, etc...)
He loves to drink from the horses stock tank
What odd foods do you or your child (autistic or otherwise) enjoy? I have a thing for salt. I'll pour a tall cold glass of milk, and a bowl of salt, and just go back a forth. Mouthful of salt, drink of milk. Mmmm.
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