Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Peanut Butter Solution

     Disclaimer: this post has little to do with the morbid and creepifying 1985 children's movie The Peanut Butter Solution, other than both use peanut butter as a major plot point.  Also, the protagonist of the film and I both have amazing hair, which may or may not be the result of ghostly specters urging me to do strange things with the foodstuffs.  (Side note: can we all agree that this movie may be both the best and worst thing to ever happen in the 80's?  I blame slash give credit to Canada.  Ya'll so crazy!)

Don't hate us because we're beautiful.
     Now, let's get down to brass tacks, shall we?  Like most autistic children, Skeletor is a picky eater.  Very picky.  Like he would probably let himself succumb to starvation before he ventured outside whatever his four food groups happen to be that year.  One of his very favorite things to eat is a peanut butter sandwich.  (No jelly!  That's lowbrow!)  So, naturally, I pack him one in his lunchbox every day.  Every.  Single.  Day.  And he usually eats his entire sandwich, has a full tum tum, and is a happy camper.  Until recently, that is.  The last few weeks, Skeletor has been bringing home a lunchbox that still contains an entirely intact peanut butter sandwich.  Nary a nibble out of the thing.  Which was pretty weird considering that he was still chowing down on the things at home.  After repeated questioning, badgering, and nagging on my part, eventually the reason came out.  My sweet, kind-hearted, adorable, precious angel baby was not eating his most favoritest of foods because his friend that sits next to him at lunch is allergic to peanuts.  Lack of empathy, huh?  Pffftttttttttttttt (phonetically spelled out, unladylike fart sound.)

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  1. wow, thats beautiful, what a fantastic thoughtful child x

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  2. That. Is. Awesome. What a good heart that boy has.
    Have you heard of WOW butter? My son makes out hard with peanut butter but can't bring it to school since it is a peanut free zone. I ran out of options to make his lunch interesting enough to pick at when the teacher told me about WOW butter. It's a peanut butter tasting spread but no peanuts. Don't ask me how that works.

    Where I live it is a tad pricey. It's like 5 to 6 bucks a jar and it's as small as a jam jar. But if that's what he loves eating, it might be worth it. Here is the linky dinky:
    http://www.soybutter.com/

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    1. Whaaa? That's fantastic! He seriously won't even open his little sandwich box thingy because of his friend's allergy. Yay, now my son may be able to eat again!!!

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    2. And, now that I have read that website, I feel like a tool for even sending him peanut butter in the first place! But our school doesn't have the peanut free policy. I'm the worst!

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  3. That is the cutest thing. Seriously. Another alternative to peanut butter may be Sunbutter. Check if the kid's allergy is nuts or also seeds. If it is just nuts, then sunbutter is a good option and Trader Joes and other places carry it and it is not pricey. I offer this as a mom of one child who is autistic and another with nut allergies.

    but seriously, that is so stinking sweet how he looks out for his buddy. Love it.

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    1. Super cool! And, I swear, I'm so freaking proud of him! Aaaaaannnddd...he just came lurching out of his room making zombie sounds. Yep. Still proud.

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  4. oh and now I need to google the "Peanut Butter Solution". How have I never heard of this movie?

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    1. This movie is responsible for about 63% of my childhood traumas. I don't even know why, either. It's just unsettling.

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  5. That's like save-humanity awesome.

    Sunbutter? It's sunflower seeds. Tell him nobody's allergic to it. And to the best of my knowledge, nobody is.

    Almond butter? Cashew butter?

    So wonderfully empathetic.

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    1. There's so many different kinds of butter!

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  6. I've never even heard of that movie. I hope it's on Netflix.

    Awww to Skeletor.

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