Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ticking, But A Good Day Nonetheless

The tics are back again today.  I knew it was going to be a tough day when this morning, B woke up and said, "It's too bright!  It's too bright in here!"  He hadn't displayed a hypersensitivity to light in months!  Then, at Jazzercise, he had a complete (B before special diet) meltdown.  This evening, we are back to shoulder popping and vocal tics.  I wonder what caused this?  I feel a little like a detective.  Is he developing a corn allergy?  Has he been exposed to strep?  Was it the Smarties lollipop I let him have because I 'assumed' it was safe?  I am determined to find the source.

On a happier note, B looooved the avocado pudding.  We finally found a way to get good Omega 3's in our boy.  Jilly loved it too!  I should have photographed their pudding faces.  Jilly had a full beard and B a Groucho Marx mustache.

We planted our garden today and B was so happy to help.  He'd carry each plant to us and brag about his muscles along the way.  I let him smell the basil and he said, "It smells like pizza!"  Then he prayed, "God, please make this plant grow into a special pizza for me.  Amen."  I love that he is talking to God freely.  I wonder what B must think of our garden.  Later, he accidentally stepped on the spaghetti squash plant and said, "Oh no!  Mommy, I just stepped on the spaghetti plant!"  In his mind, we are growing fully cooked meals.  Now wouldn't that be something!


  1. According to the manufacturer's website, Smarti Pops are not gluten fre, they contain wheat products.

    However, Dum Dums are gluten free and red dye free. We use them in our house. The manufacturer and the major Autism and GF sites list them as a viable sucker for our kids. The cool part is, Sam's Club has a big package of them. We bought that and it has lasted us forever. When I read that part of the post, my mind immediately said, "contamination, what did he eat".

    As for the avacado pudding, would you share the recipe. My stomach thinks "gross" but if my kids will eat it, bring it on.

  2. Oh! That would explain the behavior and the tics. Thank you!

    And good to know about Dum Dums. DS loves those things. He will be very happy :)

    I've had a lot of requests for the pudding recipe. I'll post it to my blog soon. I thought it too chocolate-y but the kids loved it!