Just a little down.
I'm the one who posted a long time ago that we had transitioned to a vegan diet because of health concerns with our son. The vegan diet has done the trick thus far. He is on medication, but a very mild one and at the lowest possible dosage. The doctor seems to think that he may come off of it in a few months. We shall see.
We have also developed a second reason to remain on the vegan side of life (other than the health benefits, compassion for other living creatures and the simple ickiness of what I had been feeding my kids before). Our daughter has horrendous allergies. We had been lacto-ovo for about a year and Little Bit's excema never got better, asthma remained unchanged, allergies were killing her. Even with all of the meds that her doctors had her on. So we became truly vegan recently. You wouldn't believe the change -- excema (sp?) better, asthma not giving us fits (even with the ozone days) and allergies much better. I had talked to our pediatrician and he had recommended that we become vegan. Our DD's allergies also include antibiotics...wonder where she could have gotten that one...the meat perhaps? (Duh!) I shudder to think what I have done to my children through lack of good information about what I have fed them. I really thought that I was being a good Mom. Hopefully now I am a better one.
As far as being a little down...well, the kids shot down a dinner that I worked really hard on. Risotto, fresh breadsticks, salad, white bean/sundried tomato spread. Apples and tahini/honey dip for dessert. All I heard was, eeeewwww, ick, I hate this. I'm going to throw up! (My children -- the drama team.) I know that dinner was good. I ate it myself and actually it was great. All fresh whole foods even with flax seed oil in them! So much for that. I know that it will get better. It's just that right now I am very thin skinned, I guess. My babies are both in school and the teachers look at them a bit oddly for being vegetarian -- they are both very supportive, though. Thank God for small favors. It just seems that right now Mommy can't do much right -- Mom, why can't I go to Dairy Queen/McDonalds/Sonic...name your favorite fast food greasy spoon. Peer pressure has been a pain.
Say a prayer for me, guys. I need it right now.
P.S. I saw a wonderful quote the other day...
"You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body."