Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Satuday Breakfast with the Folks
Every Saturday morning my parents come over to have breakfast with my son and I. My Dad is the cook in his household, so it's the only day someone else cooks for him, so we all enjoy it. Usually we have cinnamon raisin french toast, bacon, fresh fruit, coffee, etc. This past Saturday my parents came over carrying a brown paper bag and said, "we have a surprise for you". I thought whooo hoooo! Everybody likes a surprise, right? Then my Dad says, "I think Daniel (my son) should open it" and then whispered "he's not gonna like it". My son Daniel is 28 years old and has Down's Syndrome, and he can do and say some pretty creative things. So, he opens the bag and immediately looks at me. Ya see, inside the bag was 4 large empty jars of Alfredo sauce...I'm thinking WTH? My son likes to eat lunch with "his old friend," my Dad. It seems this past week, when he went to eat lunch, he immediately ran into the bathroom, saying "I gotta go". My parents have a small pantry in the bathroom. It seems he would quick run in to get a snack. He actually drank the jars of the thick, rich, white sauce. Then my Dad said, he also ate a large can of french onion dip and 2 cans of jalepino dip. After he was done, he put the empty jars and cans back in the pantry. BUSTED!!! Now I know how he gained a pound on his diet. Isn't life an adventure that keeps on giving???