Food, Where Is It?

My son is now at home all day with nothing to do, having finished his exams. He is 16. He has the full use of his hands, legs, eyes and brain. I have taught him to cook (and so has his school), my fridge, my freezers and my cupboards are well stocked with ingredients, and there is friendly shop at the end of the road which will give my children anything they want on credit.

So why is he ravenously hungry when I get home? He says he doesn’t know where anything is. I show him (not for the first time). He declares it is too much work to make a sandwich. Then he says he still can’t remember where anything is anyway.

So here’s my solution: the “Food, Where Is It?” poster. Just to keep him alive until I get home. All he has to do is forage for the food, work out how to unwrap it, put it in his mouth and chew. Surely that isn’t beyond him?

  1. Sally said:

    Oh my goodness my teenage brother is like this. HOPELESS!!! It’s not even like he needs to cook anything! There’s plenty to eat as is or microwaveable food! He just hangs around and asks me if I’m having lunch soon. Arrgh. Cannot fend for himself at all!!

    • I know, and I have to admit sometimes I am *so* tempted just to leave him to it – in fact I probably would with a brother. Unfortunately as mum I’m sort of supposed to keep him alive.

      • Sally said:

        Hahaha yeah that’s probably in the job description, huh?

        See I have to feed him occasionally 1. He has type one diabetes 2. My mother will kill me if I don’t look after him.

        But mostly number 2 haha

      • That’s really funny. I can imagine how useful he finds it to have diabetes! But yes, I think mothers are hard-wired to feed them – it’s that gaping beak thing – so you’re probably getting caught in the crossfire. I can imagine how irritating that must be.

  2. Alex (autistic grandson, 16) knows exactly where every last crumb of food is kept! He’d probably survive better than I would! 🙂
    J x

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