Lizzie asked me yesterday in an exasperated voice, “Mommy, where’s that Spring and the rainbows?” She didn’t really believe me when I told her that Spring is on the way especially because I told her the same thing 2 weeks ago and it has snowed 3 times since then. All day yesterday it snowed and rained and then snowed some more.
But we were enjoying the rainbow…
and the hot chocolate
and yes, it is the same place.
Now on to the unpleasantness. Rosie has a rash. To be more specific, she has eczema. She first had it as a baby as an allergic reaction to milk – I mean milk that I drank because she was breastfed. The doctor said that she would grow out of it and it seemed that we were able to give her some amount of dairy with no ill effects. Now the rash is back and it keeps getting worse. So much so, that I stopped giving her any dairy products at all. But it is still getting worse, so we have decided to cut out all wheat products for awhile and see what happens. Rosie is so poor scratching her legs at night and saying, “Boo boo, Mommy. Itchy Boo boo.”
What can you feed your kid if you don’t give her dairy or wheat? And she is sick of rice. And she loves bread. And she thinks Danio is one of the major food groups. And she cries, “Mommy daj milk” or “Mommy, kaszka. Rosie baby kaszka” (“baby kaszka” is instant rice cereal for babies). And if you give it to her, she smiles and says, “’kuję Mommy”.
Here’s my supermarket wheat-free stash. There’s rye flour, rye pasta, beans, buckwheat (which isn’t the same as wheat Misiu assures me), corn meal and corn flour. I don’t know how to make anything from these ingredients, but I am going to try. Even sourdough rye bread leavened with my own sourdough (zakwas). Even a rye cake because Easter and 2 birthdays are coming up. I just have to figure out how to do it.
Wish me luck!