So Monday we started the kids completely casein- AND gluten-free. It’s been:
- harder than I thought
- easier than I thought
- then, much much harder again
The challenge of creating foods my kids will eat send me back to Amelia’s first days of full time school last year. Not an easy trip at all, and I went through a series of breakfast failures til we landed on French toast, which is not back off the list of breakfast foods, because she doesn’t like the bread I tried last week. PB&J too is off the list, which is good, because it means Amelia can change up her menu daily. (Although more often than not, she’ll be eating leftovers!)
And, and THANK GOD for rice and taco shells, at least for now.
That said, Zoe experienced some REAL withdrawal the last 2 days. She’s more even today…did she have glutens at school, or is she already leveling off? She had a FIT over everything (meaning nothing) yesterday, and a few other unpleasant scenarios arose making it one of those days when you’re living for bedtime. I *hope* she didn’t have glutens but it’s possible. Anyway, we’ll see how this goes I do however, need a list of things this weekend:
- glass (lead-free) bread baking ware, with covers. I’m going to try Pyrex
- refrigerator for our stuff
- a coffee grinder
- ingredients I’ve never bought before, like flax seed (which I know is really good for you) and coconut oil
- AlkaSeltzer or charcoal tablets for the fits
- Rescue Remedy, for all 4 of us I think!
Update on My Princesses in General
Even though there was much screaming and gnashing of teeth this week, it also was a good week. Zoe had her kindergarten registration last night and behaved wonderfully. Amelia had her IEP and we learned that she’s operating at 76% of 2nd grade level, woohoo! Apparently a big issue is not that she can’t get the answer, it’s that it takes her longer than the allotted time.
I’m so very proud of my little mamas! I’d show you pictures if I had a camera… (we go through them like KIDS CLOTHES in this house!)