Mj Is Making Breakfast 😊

Since the pandemic started MJ has been making his own breakfast every morning. It’s usually just oatmeal, cream of wheat or grits (microwaveable kind) with a banana. He’s always the first one in the house to wake up and I love the fact that he is now independent enough to do this on his own without waiting on us🙌🏽.

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Making his breakfast 😊

“First Waffles, Next Steak”

We have been working on MJ independently making his own meals.  Obviously, we don’t want to overwhelm him so we have him making simple things.  Our ultimate goal is that one day he can sustain himself without our assistance.  Recently MJ came to me and said, “What’s for lunch mommy?”  I was in the middle of doing something and said, “Do you wanna have waffles and fruit?”  A few minutes later he came and showed me his plate of toasted Eggo waffles with syrup (*mind blown* 😮).  I was stunned! He usually gets irritated when I make him do it himself, and yells, “It’s your turn to make it mommy, ” or some other inappropriate statement lol.   I have always observed him while he made it so this truly shocked me!  I told him that I was very proud of him for doing it by himself.  Today, he independently made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Of course, it took him about 20 minutes to do this but he did it by himself.  We are so grateful for this progress.  Who knows…next time it may be a ribeye steak well done 😏.