|Oh and btw to all you nit pickers, a lot of special needs children often refuse to eat the healthy foods or the ideal foods that we would prefer them to eat. Sometimes, it is a matter of getting something into them. Something is better than starving....even if it is a french fry or potato chip. Unless you have been there and have actually had the worry that your child is starving themselves, I kindly invite you to keep your comments to yourselves and count your blessings. I would gladly feed my children chicken nuggets and chocolate milk than have them endure a g-tube because they lost weight and now are considered failure to thrive. So unless you have actually been there, keep your comments to yourself. Thanks.|
Of course, what's great about this board is that us "regulars" see a post mentioning things that maybe aren't all that NFL friendly, and we don't bat an eye. We make a big deal about how wonderful it is that a child at a whole chicken nugget or that they figured out their child will drink V8 and finally get some vegetables.
Another thing is that unless you know about really well or live with anyone on a special diet, you don't realize the trade-offs you make. My friend's ds is allergic to so much. But he can have a chicken nugget Happy Meal. To most people here, that would just be the most awful thing. But for him, it's his one moment of "normal" - he can finally eat something the other kids can eat, and not worry about breaking out in excema or having an anaphylatic reaction.
It's all on how you view things. And I think it's interesting that the OP was told to look at things from the other person's POV, and yet her own POV wasn't taken into consideration when people admonished her for having soda in her cart.