Thursday, May 9, 2013

Current: Lies

I am being told Daughter is refusing to eat all vegetables at the house.  When I ask her, she insists she is eating them.  I asked her again this morning on the way to the church.  She insisted she is eating them now, and described mixing her peas in with her spaghetti.  Except Case Manager was talking to Home Owner who said she continues to refuse them all. 

I confronted Daughter, which resulted in tears and yelling and drama and....  She finally calmed down, apologized, and asked to talk.  I have asked the home to make her servings smaller and allow her to add salt, pepper, salad dressing, or whatever will make them easier for her to eat.  I also told her she needs to apologize to the staff.  I hope she will follow through and do that.  We'll see. 


Miz Kizzle said...

That's too bad. Is the food at the house unappetizing? I doubt they buy fresh produce, preferring to buy canned or frozen veggies in bulk.It must be frustrating for a twenty-something woman to be taken to task for refusing to eat her vegetables, especially if they don't taste good.

Reverend Mom said...

I think part of it is a control battle. I think Daughter is probably the highest functioning resident they have across the three houses. Supposedly the produce is fresh. I'm not a big veggie fan, so the she isn't used to having plain veggies-- I put them in casseroles and on pizza, or serve them with a sauce. I've always focused on serving the veggies she does like, and most veggies she prefers raw.