Sunday, 23 September 2007

Comfort food.

Am thinking less emotionally and more rationally today. And unfortunately in reality for some autistic people trips to the dentist, doctors, hairdressers, hospital etc are actually more intrusive, abusive and distressing, than what happened to C. But to us as parents the thought of what happened is more shocking.

So its Sunday. Anyone know of any low calorie comfort food?
Or non alcoholic alcohol?
Or drug free drugs?
Or no strings men??
Well I am only ‘beginning’ to think more rationally!!!

And i would like to thank For my Breakout Blogger Award. Which i recieved for being heartfelt and wise. Not sure about the wise!!


Faith said...

If I knew any yummy no-calorie food I'd probably be a millionaire! i'm not quite sure what you mean but to do a link to a website I just type out the address including the www bit and it changes itself into a link. If your son is not too worried about what happened, then try and put it to the back of your mind. I don't want to appear flippant or uncaring but most of us, when young, get involved in sex-play or have others make us do things that maybe we didnt really want to - and we get over it well enough. I know he is special though.

Ned said...

Faith i think your well meant comment is a bit harsh. It is difficult to know what goes on in the mind of an autistic person and how it will come out.
But the main point is he was supposedly in a safe place.

As for low calorie confort food..I wish!!

Anonymous said...

Ive got something you can eat :)

Casdok said...

Thank you anonymous, i will bear you in mind depending on if i get any other offers!!!

Elissa said...

I'd skip the low calorie stuff - it's no fun if it's not bad for you!
Elissa :-)

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Actually weight watcher do low calorie and low fat yummies. I like the carrot cakes and the bakewell tarts. You can also get reduced fat trifles which a yummy.

Mmmmmm spose you could go for low alcohol wine.

Drug free drugs . . .Cammomile tea - it is brilliant.

No strings men I can't help you with . . . always found men like that either dodgy, or likely to break your heart.

Thinking rationally is over rated . . .go for cheerfully nuts, give yourself a break and have a good day :-)

DJ Kirkby said...

All comfot food is calorie free! Honest! The claorie free fairy comes and takes them away...

Cait O'Connor said...

Glad you are feeling better today. I think you deserve an alcoholic drink (or two) and a high calorie comfort food feast today. It is the weekend after all.

Elissa said...

I forgot to congratulate you on your award - well done and happy blogging!

ChrisH said...

I'm so sorry to hear about what happened to your son.

Elizabethd said...

Well done to get your award. Well deserved!

Sunshine said...

I think I'd like to eat those treats in the picture and maybe suffer by running the 5 miles to get rid of the calories! Looks yummy!


I read and re-read your last blog entry and I am devastated for you and your son.I can no way understand how you both must feel but my heart goes out to you.Beauty was targeted at school by a boy in her class that just wanted to bite her and they were pretty nasty bites but now I think I will talk to the school about the fact that she is a girl amongst so many boys and discuss a plan of action, just to be safe.
My theory when it comes to food is if it has no calories written on it when I NEED comfort food then it has no calories in it! Well it works for me.
If you need to talk anytime then email me.

Inthemud said...

Always someone prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice! Anon!

Well, casdok, i don't know about low cal comfort food etc, but you can get non alcoholic wine and beer!drug free drugs, try some of WW calpol, she swears by it!
You can get low cal Ice cream and no sugar chocs from Thorntons! prob full; of other awful things though!

Glad you feeling more rational.

All good wishes

Anonymous said...

Very comforting and no calories? I feel that hot Ginger Tea is something like that. But I guess either one loves or hates Ginger...

I am sure, you have earned your award!!! Congrats :-)

Pondside said...

If I knew, I'd be a millionaire!!! How about flavoured rice cakes? Do you get them in the UK - we have cheddar rice cakes, caramel rice cakes etc - they'll do the trick in a pinch. I go for savouries when I need comfort, so a bowl of tomato soup always works for me as long as I don't eat half a baguette with it.

Grouse said...

Well done with the well-deserved award.

I, too, am devastated by what happened to your son and realise how shocking this must have been for someone caring for such a vulnerable young man single handed.

mcewen said...

I think the low calorie etc. option doesn't hit the mark. Better by far to have the real thing and really enjoy it.

But the picture immediately made me think of 'therapy.' I used to put 'food' in tall glasses and make them use long spoons to help with co-ordination - another failed campaign. This is why everything is still finger food.


Tabba said...

Congrats on your first award!
It is so exciting (or maybe I'm just a geek?) to get a bloggy award.

Thanks for stopping by my way the other day.

I'll be back :)


Oh its Ok its Sunday and God is busy doing somehting else today so wont be able to check on your calories intake therefore you can eat what you like!! Added to which I imaginge you may haev burnt off enought calorific enenrgy in angst to illuminat a light hosue after recent events so need to restock!!!

Casdok said...

I think you have a very good point there!!
Thank you!
Thank you to everyone for their suggestions!
And i think i scared Anon off!!!
His loss!!!

Anonymous said...

Well done for receiving your award. Always a proud moment when someone bestows such honour.

Don't know of any low calorie food for you but I have a couple of cream cakes in my fride. If you fancy a cuppa, you can pop in and help me eat them.

Crystal xx

Casdok said...

mmmm Thank you Crystal - your on!

annakarenin said...

There is plenty of wisdom in your blogs and the humour gets it across well and makes them so readable. A well deserved award.
Unfair what happened to C, ned may have been a little harsh on Faiths comment but was right in saying what he did about being where he should have been safe.

The government must love it though that he doesn't visit the dentist as it puts less pressure on them to provide one. My four haven't been for over a year now, we have been on a waiting list since we moved and are nowhere near the top. Got a feeling that their teeth won't be in such good shape as C's though as they DO eat!! Wish I hadn't cancelled my previous one as I was already travelling for an hour to get to it, ironically it would have only taken an extra half an hour or so from here.

Dadof6Autistickids said...

Congrats on the award and thanks for your comments on our blog.

We wish to blog everyday, but we are just too busy (pun intended). As to what happened to C it is something we worry about as our 3 and 5 yr old seem to be like your son. We hope they will get 'better' as they grow older, but we've heard that girls are harder in showing improvement.

As far as being too overprotective? We can't be when it comes to these angels we've been entrusted with. To hopefully help other people be more understanding/tolerant our t-shirts have made our lives easier.

With your brothers blog name suggestion... kiss off! AutismBites is as bad and descriptive as we can to go.

Good luck!

Casdok said...

That is one of the reason i wondered if i should share this as i didnt want to worry younger parents to much.
But in the end i felt you need to be aware that this sort of thing can happen.
And yes i did have words with my brother.

Jade said...

Congrats on your award. :-)

As for some "you time" maybe you can make yourself some fat free chocolate pudding, slip into a cozy bubble bath and listen to some soft music. Surround yourself in comfort so that you can pass it on to C ;-)

Positive thoughts and energy your way!

Billy Boy said...

Woman, just eat what you like and enjoy it......Open that bottle of wine and drink know you want too........anyway good to see an award has come your way...Been reading the paper again, did you know that almost half a million parents are failing to claim benefits of £6,000 a year. It costs 3 times more to raise a disabled child and the last bit,this study showed unpaid carers save £87billion a year.......oh and its the Labour party conference this week so i guess they are going to say, all parents can have what ever you your price...Better get off my soap box now. Can see you eating a big cream cake.

slouching mom said...

Congrats. on the well-deserved award.

High-calorie indulgences are just more fun, IMHO.

Elizabeth McClung said...

Congrats on the award and good luck on comfort food - pickles actually contain no calories and salsa requires more calories to process than it contains - so how about pickles, chips and salsa.

Celery also requires more energy to burn than it provides. And strangely - Fortune cookies are extremely low in calories.

(I was an anorexic so I pretty much lived on pickles and fortune cookies)

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Congratulations on the award!