mouse's picture mouse

Right there with you!

The main reason Scooter and I have stayed gluten-free is that I can tell it makes a difference for me, though more physical than mental. And there's always the nagging sense that we should be off dairy too, but I just can't imagine doing that too right now.

My favorite is the "sneak vegetables into his tomato sauce" advice. Fine. First can you get him to eat tomato sauce? I smile and nod and mentally explode.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

One time at the walk-up line a mom gave me some xeroxed recipes with lots of "tricks"--hiding veggies in sauce, working broccoli into casseroles...I heard something pop inside my head. I know she meant well--I don't fault her at all for her kindness, but when your child won't eat ANY food that's mixed with another, and has subsisted on plain noodles for some time now, you just want to hide your head in the ground.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I'm glad that you find comfort in your group. What a great way to stay connected and network with other parents.

I hope you never think that things I write here are any judgment of you. You have done everything and MORE than any parent facing such challenges could do. L is a healthy and [mostly] happy kid because of it!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Oh goodness, Omaha--I would never ever think that! I know you understand...and that means a lot to me!