The Brown Stuff on Top

It sure is interesting to listen to Aaron talk about his day with Paradigm, his day group.  His descriptions of food, as you know from past blogs, can be mysterious or downright funny.  On Wednesdays, the group cooks at their office location.  They have a huge area full of couches, chairs, a pool table and other games, and a nice kitchen.  Every Wednesday when Aaron returns home I like to ask him what they fixed for lunch. 

This was his description of their creation one day:  “I don’t remember what it’s called, Mom, but it had chips and then it had that brown stuff on top that looked like throw-up.  And the cheese that wasn’t melted but it was those shreds.  And it had tomato stuff on top.” 

Wow.  Sounds………….interesting.  I don’t want to discourage Aaron from trying the food that they cook there, so I try to stay positive, but based on his description my reaction was……….YUCK!!!!

Of course, Aaron is color blind so as we talked about his lunch I was able to – thankfully – figure out that they had fixed Nachos and that the brown stuff on top that looked like throw-up was actually guacamole.  There is a reason, though, that I don’t care for that stuff.  But I don’t tell Aaron that.

Yesterday Aaron said, “Mom!  Guess what someone brought to Paradigm today?  Salmon!”

Really, Aaron?  “Yeah,” he said.  “I don’t like it.”
Hmmm………Dad and I just had salmon last night.  “Yeah,” he repeated.  “But I don’t like it. I don’t like fish.”

“But you like Long John Silvers fish,” I reminded him.

And he replied, “But I don’t like homemade fish.”

Ah, yes, homemade fish.  But when I fix homemade fish at least I don’t put brown stuff on top that looks like throw up! 

Author: Patty hesaidwhatks

I'm Patty and I write about our adult son who has Epilepsy and Autism, who still lives with my husband and me, and who is a package full of many surprises and joys and challenges and TALK! Lots of talking, which creates laughter and some other reactions as well. I also write about how God shows Himself to me in everyday life.

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