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Old 07-22-2012, 09:03 PM   #2681
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Trapper doesn't know how to taste food. (it appears)

I made some orange vanilla pound cakes the other day, he takes a bite and says to me 'there's cornmeal in it'. Well, no there is not cornmeal in it. There is a crispish crust on it from flour and shortening but no cornmeal. He says there is cornmeal in it. He misidentified a taste with the texture of the crust.

I made a tuna macaroni salad, put some cucumbers chopped finely in it, no onions. He starts to eat it and says 'there is onion in it, I can taste it'. There is no onion in it. He misidentified the crunch of the cucumber with onion.

Then (yes all last week this happened) I make a pear pecan quinoa salad with some lemon juice. (maybe lime too) He says 'there is vinegar in here'. No there is no vinegar in there. Everything sour is not vinegar.

The texture of things seems to be more important than the taste.
I'm thinking I should have him eat blind folded and try to identify things by taste.
This whole thing is weird and irritating!
Introduce him to the stove...
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:15 PM   #2682
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Introduce him to the stove...
I've tried that, he finishes something (anything) and he wanders off outside or downstairs, I can never find him.
Could you cut up this vegetable? Sure. Then he's gone in a flash, I don't know how he does it, it's almost magic.
Today he was going to stir the bacon and watch it, and he went upstairs to watch tv and thought he could just check it at commercials.
I think his taster is broken.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:40 PM   #2683
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I've tried that, he finishes something (anything) and he wanders off outside or downstairs, I can never find him.
Could you cut up this vegetable? Sure. Then he's gone in a flash, I don't know how he does it, it's almost magic.
Today he was going to stir the bacon and watch it, and he went upstairs to watch tv and thought he could just check it at commercials.
I think his taster is broken.
Then...he can eat what you cook, and you don't put in what he doesn't like or he can eat baby food...no texture, no flavor...

Shrek eats whatever he scrounges...I got tired of his complaining about what I cooked. I wouldn't have gotten so discouraged if he would have at least tasted what I cooked.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:43 PM   #2684
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Taste can change when you get older. I really like the idea of taste testing. If he's willing, let us know how it's turning out.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:43 PM   #2685
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Then...he can eat what you cook, and you don't put in what he doesn't like or he can eat baby food...no texture, no flavor...

Shrek eats whatever he scrounges...I got tired of his complaining about what I cooked. I wouldn't have gotten so discouraged if he would have at least tasted what I cooked.
See and that is why it makes sense to try the 'taste this' blindfolded. If he can't correctly identify what it is and what is in it, then he doesn't get any of it. Plus it sounds like fun.
I'll get him to taste something, and I'll magically disappear to some place in the house he won't expect. Then he can spend his time searching for me.
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See and that is why it makes sense to try the 'taste this' blindfolded. If he can't correctly identify what it is and what is in it, then he doesn't get any of it. Plus it sounds like fun.
I'll get him to taste something, and I'll magically disappear to some place in the house he won't expect. Then he can spend his time searching for me.
LOL!
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:31 PM   #2687
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I know alcoholism all too well. It is a hard life to live. I feel sorry for everyone involved
this is a man in pain. you and your mom need to stop enabling him. who buys his liquor? who is refilling his meds. i would suggest a commitment, with or without his permission. he will be angry with you. but the doctor's can ease the pain of withdrawal from the alcohol. once he can think clearly, then it is his game and his choice. i wish all of you the best of luck
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:24 AM   #2688
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I've tried that, he finishes something (anything) and he wanders off outside or downstairs, I can never find him.
Could you cut up this vegetable? Sure. Then he's gone in a flash, I don't know how he does it, it's almost magic.
Today he was going to stir the bacon and watch it, and he went upstairs to watch tv and thought he could just check it at commercials.
I think his taster is broken.
Oh crap, blissful, you and I share the same husband! Trapper morphs into my DH when Trapper wanders out of the room and vice versa. No wonder I can never find the DH when I need him--he morphs into Trapper...the start to chop veggies and disappear in a flash after thing--that must be when they cross over between WI and SE ON. Ah...things are beginning to make sense.
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I ain't had a rain gauge since Isabel blew through here. Took my two best pecan trees, clothesline and attached rain gauge. Replaced the clothesline but I reckon since I been doin' OK without a rain gauge, ain't no need to get one now.
Hmm. Come to think of it, if there's water standing in the yard, it probably rained a lot. Maybe I'll just save my pennies. But I was looking forward to a trip to the Tractor Supply farm store where I got the last gauge. It's a treat to browse through the aisles of interesting stuff - and fairly safe since I can't use any of it and am not so tempted to buy.

Sorry about your pecan trees. Now, that's a real loss.
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Oh crap, blissful, you and I share the same husband! Trapper morphs into my DH when Trapper wanders out of the room and vice versa. No wonder I can never find the DH when I need him--he morphs into Trapper...the start to chop veggies and disappear in a flash after thing--that must be when they cross over between WI and SE ON. Ah...things are beginning to make sense.
The joke is on us!

Sometimes I catch him as he is slinking away and I tell him how much I appreciate his help and could he now......do this or that?

It usually goes like this:
Me: WHERE are you going? (I recall this conversation with my child with attention problems wandering off.)
Trap: Um I was just ....(hurry make up some excuse)...looking at this or that.
Me: Would you mind chopping up that tomato? If not, you can stir this here and I'll chop the tomato.
Trap: No, I can chop the tomato FOR YOU. (what? I'm making this for US)
Me: You do such a good job, just bite sized, thanks so much.
Trap: Yep.
Me: WHERE are you going? ......on and on until I give up.

I really don't mind cooking by myself, I'm sure you don't mind either, it's just nice to spend time together in the kitchen sometimes. Only sometimes.
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