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I’m thinking I might need to overhaul our diet. We eat pretty well, especially since I decided I wanted to lose weight. There is no soda, candy, chips, or juice (except for our playgroup) in my house. The kids eat tons of fruits and veggies, and very little processed food. We make our own snack foods and I cook from scratch, but I think Patrick is starting to have food issues again.
The past few weeks, he has been very emotional. There isn’t anything else going on, we have been settled in the new house for almost three months, we have made some friends- the kids have been enjoying it here. However, Patrick has these freaking out sessions, where he flips out over tiny things, like when his sister looks at him wrong or I ask him to pick up his shoes off the stairs. Saturday he screamed and sobbed for an hour because he broke his new ninja sword. He gets upset and loses his shit at least twice a day now, becoming inconsolable. This is NOT like him. He has always been sensitive, but I haven’t seen behavior like this since he was a toddler and it got so bad we tried an elimination diet with him. Over the years, I learned through trial and error that as long as I kept his diet balanced and avoided the processed crap, he was fine.
I don’t think this plan is cutting it anymore. On top of the emotional stuff, he is starting to get rashy again, and has been complaining about tummy problems. I think I am going to have to get hardcore about it. Its probably a good thing for our family anyway. I guess I’ve been looking for excuses not to have to do it, because I was afraid it would be too difficult, or limit what we can do and where we can go. But then I see friends who seem to do it effortlessly, and I think we can too. Besides, a little inconvenience and extra work is a small price to pay for the health of my kid. And it shouldn’t be so hard to go gluten-free this time, now that I actually know how to cook. I have a ton of sites and recipes bookmarked and I’m always looking for more, so if you have some good ones you’d like to share, send them to me!