Ain’t Misbehavin’

He wanted something else for dinner and fell asleep protesting:


Chalk one up for Team Mom and Dad.

It seems Ben has inherited my allergy happiness.  He’s had a terrible persistent rash around his mouth for several weeks which the doctor thinks is food related.  So far he’s off of milk, peanuts, and tree nuts.  The rash has gotten better but is still present; I suspect eggs and coconut might be the next step.

But taking him off of certain foods is so, so hard. The poor kid craves (craves!) cheese.

“CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE!  Mama? Cheese? Please?”

Sorry, darling. Wish I could.


I took my second postpartum jog yesterday – 28 minutes, baby, yee-ah!  But my post-run stretching was interrupted by the following antics:


Stacking stamps:



Jazz hands:


And smiles.  Lots of smiles:


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7 thoughts on “Ain’t Misbehavin’

  1. My Ped suggested that when MY Ben is asking for cheese all the time it is because he needs more fat in his diet. So if he gets fat from elsewhere he doesn’t need the cheese. Maybe you could up the fat in the rest of YOUR Ben’s diet to make the transition easier? : )


    • Also, (obviously talk to your ped about this to see if it really makes sense) egg whites are the protein rich part of the egg, and usually it is the protein that folks are allergic to. But the yolks are supper fatty, so if Ben could get away with eating just yolks, that would help out in the fat department, but avoid the protein. Maybe?


      • That’s possible, too. I’m allergic to egg yolk, egg white, and chicken, myself (we don’t have chicken in the house any more, which makes all of us – and our food budget -very sad). Maybe if I eliminate egg for two weeks and then reintroduce it parts at a time, like you say, we can figure out if it’s just one part of the egg or both. Good idea.


    • Funny you should say that! I had an appointment with my allergist just yesterday. We’ve been having a hard time coming up with protein sources (which, incidentally, are often also sources of fat) – other than dairy, the only protein he eats is fish (not exactly high in fat) and bacon (plenty of fat, though perhaps not the right kind). I’ve tried giving him avocado on several occasions but he won’t eat it. Olive oil? I’m at a loss on this one. In any case, on the protein end, we’re going to put him on soy milk, even though soy is a common allergen, just because soy milk provides protein and he’ll drink it (gobble it down, actually).


      • You are right, it is totally a challenge! As I was writing my comments I was trying to think where other fats come from and all I could think of was dairy! : ) I think bacon is a perfect source of fat for children. Folks I know who do dairy free do use a lot of olive oil, but I am not exactly sure how. What about sesame? Is that ok? Tahini has a ton of fat. I introduced B to the joys of halva, which is a sesame based dessert. I decided to make my own so I could control the amount of sugar. I’ll let you know how that goes. Also, I have a recipe for an avocado pudding which I will send you.


      • I was going to mention yesterday (but forgot) that he does eat sunflower seed butter. Seeds are good! We have tahini – the grown-ups like hummus – I wonder if he’ll allow that to get down… :-)


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