SolDelicious YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWEOuIKxWik
A couple of years ago, we found out that Little was allergic to wheat, dairy, eggs, and soy. It was miserable for him, he was always trying new treats. Little loves food, so he was willing to have the dairy free ice cream, sweet treats from Corina’s bakery, and gluten free pizza from MOD. Friends and family never wanted him to feel left out, I remember one time my best friend went to the kitchen at Chuck E Cheese to get him olives, just because they were his favorite.
We would search for baked goods, egg substitutes, bread, and anything to ensure he didn’t miss out. After a while, we wanted to find out the specifics about his allergy. I coughed up the five hundred fifty dollars to make an appointment with a specialist, I promise I’m not bitter. Well, maybe a little. As the appointment drew near, we attended an all-night prayer, where Little asked for prayer about his allergy test. He specifically said, he didn’t want to have allergies anymore (heart breaking now as I remember this evening).
The church prayed, we touched and agreed, we cried out to God and he was healed. He had to call his Popo, he had to tell his friends, he was shouting from the roof top for what the Lord had done. It changed him, he had an encounter, and he continues to pray today.
The moment he found out he was healed, was the same moment, I found out I was going to be broke. He got in the car and said, he wanted a burger, he wanted ice cream, he wanted to taste everything he had been missing. Little had been introduced to a world of gluten and dairy free, but to our surprise he was not enjoying it. Although, he was tolerating the limitations, he wanted to indulge on what the world had in store.
As Little fell in love with food, he wanted to cook with Big, try new restaurants, look at recipes, and watch cooking shows. He became a connoisseur. When I began writing my blog, he mentioned he wanted to write a post about cooking. I thought, “why not?” Pause for station identification: Two things; if your children show you any interest, jump on it, find a way to expose and provide an experience. I never thought about doing a “spin-off” but, he was ready and willing. We were given the opportunity to begin date nights since we are now in basketball season. So, when Big and Hezekiah head off to practice, Little and I head to our dinner date.
As we “work” (what we have decided to start saying to Big and Hezekiah when they ask if we brought them food back), we are able to eat, enjoy each other’s company, and Little is able to shine. Last week, was our first “work” session, we went to Cheesecake factory, where Little ordered chicken strips, fries, and a decadent piece of s’mores cheesecake. He had waited all day for this time together and was ready for action. The lighting was horrible, the sound needed adjusting, and we were seeking content rather than just letting Little be Little. We showed “promos” to Hezekiah and got some much-needed feedback. This week we took the feedback and took our talents to Duke’s Chowder House. I have included the link in the top of this post for you to check out.
But before you go, I wanted to tell you about the name of the “spin-off.” Since the channel was birthed from Raising Royalty we went with the name Sol Delicious. Of course, it clearly represents Little Solomon, intentionally Sol is originated from the Spanish meaning: Sun’s majesty and beauty. If you know Little, this identifies his character completely. He is our Little sun, who is also our son. Get it? Head on over to his YouTube Channel, watch episode 1; like it, subscribe, and share.