Are you as tired of looking at that manic clown face as I am? How’s this instead? I thought so. I have either 30 seconds or an hour before someone wakes up looking for me, so let’s see if I can accomplish enough blather to make that clown move far enough down the page that we don’t have to look at it anymore.
One thing I thought I could write about would be a simply fascinating update on Henry’s food allergies. As per his GI & allergy team, we’ve been trying soy for about a month now—first me, then Henry, with no blatant adverse affects—no rash, no eczema, no obvious GI distress.
One of the things we’re supposed to watch for is increased irritability, so every time Henry crabs about something my husband is fond of saying, “Uh oh, soy!” And I say, “What fussing? I didn’t hear anything!”
But it is hard to make out exactly what I am saying, because I usually have one of these crammed in my mouth. And before you shake your head in pity for me, go out and get a box of these sweet treats, because they are GOOD, and they are one of the things I dreamed about during the lean no soy, no dairy, no egg days of this past year. (Thanks to Elke for first telling me about them!)
So I’m pretty much in hog heaven these days, because believe me, soy is in EVERYTHING. Any food that is dairy-free usually has soy in it, or else it isn’t worth eating. Just TRY having your morning coffee with rice milk, for example. But soy creamer? Not that bad. Seriously.
BUT. Guess what. Henry has his soy follow-up appointment on Monday. This is big. His doctor could say:
1) Soy isn’t working out for Henry, sorry about those Tofutti Cuties, mom.
2) Great, Henry has outgrown his soy sensitivity, and let’s start DAIRY!
CAN YOU IMAGINE?
I do have to say, with the introduction of soy I don’t really feel like I am missing so much from my diet. (I know, again with the pity and the head shaking, but honestly, as long as I never have to have any rice milk again for the rest of my life, I ALMOST don’t care about the rest.) And the whole dairy thing? I would never have said this last October, but really, you can get used to anything. And you’re talking to someone who is WELL acquainted with cheese, butter, milk, yogurt, and of course, ice cream.
But if the doctor says DAIRY!, well then, TWIST MY ARM—I might be adding dairy to my diet next week after nearly ten months of being dairy free. So, my question for you, my readers, is what should I try first? What is the first thing YOU would have after having no dairy for ten months?
And do you think they have a soft-serve machine RIGHT THERE at Children’s Hospital?
(Two kids awake. Gotta go. I look forward to your suggestions!)