The boy didn't get to enjoy yesterday's cancellation of classes as he was grounded from using the computer because he behaved like a five year-old (and not thirteen) Monday night. That day, I baked this Chocolate Fudge Cake with a Classic Natilla (Spanish Custard) Filling and the icing kept weeping so I decided to not deliver that cake to my friend. Instead, that cake remained at my home and the boy ended up eating way too much of it for his own good which I had realized only after we had this argument. Usually he would just accept the sentence and be mumbling to himself like any grounded kid. This time however, it was horrid and horrible replete with flailing arms and screaming made worse by mother nature's apt musical scoring of perfectly timed thunderbolt and lightning (really). Too much sugar does that to him. It was just nasty, nasty, nasty. Then when the sugar rush was done and tears were wiped off, he hugged me and said sorry. I just hate days like those.
Before I realized he was having a hyperglycemic attack (if there were such a thing), I even extended his grounding to the weekend which was pretty harsh. So when the dust settled, we spoke and I took it back. He is a really good kid, you know. Very obedient and follows rules even if I'm not there to remind him. Always asks permission before leaving the house and is a sweet and thoughtful Kuya (older brother) to his sister (well--not always).
So days like those are more exception than the rule in our home--usually due to a sugar overdose, in the case of my boy. Do your kids have hyperglycemic attacks like mine? Try to recall the times of such bouts and maybe you can trace it to an overwhelming amount of sugar intake in the form of sweets or soda. It may help you curb such episodes next time. :-)
Today's make-up lunch box: Tom Cang Rim đưa tươi (Shrimps in Coconut Juice, recipe from Vietnamese Home Cooking For Everyone), Steamed Rice and a wedge of Lime