Last night after bowling, Lyn and her respite provider went to Cracker Barrel for dinner. Lyn has been wanting to go there more and more with her respite provider because she "feels comfortable there and knows the menu."
When they arrived, they find the electricity was out in the area and the restaurant was having to turn away customers. This upset her so much that she didn't know what to do or where to go. Her respite provider was unable to redirect her and they ended up calling home. Mom suggested they go to McDonalds because Lyn likes their hamburgers. Unfortunately, Lyn didn't remember that she liked McDonalds or what she ordered there. Lyn asked if it was OK if she just came home because she didn't know what to do.
Mom was able to tell Lyn's respite provider what Lyn would eat from McDonalds. It had been months since she had been there and Mom thought she might be happier once they arrived. However, she knew they'd be home earlier than usual because of the disruption to Lyn's routine.
She was right.