Logan ’s been on the gluten free diet almost a week. It’s been a challenge to put it lightly. Logan ’s always been picky, but when we found out about his peanut allergy about a year ago that put a different spin on things and now with the gluten free diet we just keep spinning. I’ve found a good bread, good pizza dough, a great cook book, but I’m still really frustrated. This past week I made GF chocolate chip pancakes, regular pancakes, pumpkin pancakes, and waffles and he doesn’t like any of it. I’ve basically been the GF Betty Crocker. I’m pretty picky too, so I tasted all of it to make sure they weren’t gross and honestly they were all pretty good, but he takes one bite and that’s it. I know it’s going to take time and he’s only four, but it’s hard when he doesn’t like anything. I’m going to just keep trying new things and try to be patient.
I have to remember that he probably sees this as his world being turned upside down. Logan told me today on our walk, “Mommy, I can’t have pizza, chicken nuggets, brownies, cake, mini wheats and cocoa puffs.” I told him that we just have to find new pizza, chicken nuggets, etc. that don’t have gluten and he nodded, but I think he just thinks all the good stuff has been taken away. He’s also been super moody, which I guess I should have expected, but didn’t. He’s been moody for awhile because his tummy’s been hurting, but I thought to myself, when he’s on a GF diet, his stomach won’t hurt, his eczema will be better, he’ll feel better and whoohoo, he won’t be moody. Well, I was wrong, his tummy still hurts (maybe because he isn’t eating much or maybe it still hurts) and he’s even more moody. What to do? Well, I’m going to ask the doctor as soon as we go for our follow up. It isn’t coming fast enough.
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