As a parent myself, I have had many frustrating days thanks to ‘2 little fussy eaters’ – not knowing what to give them, especially, as like many Mums, I want to be sure they are getting a healthy, balanced diet. To be fair though, I shouldn’t have expected anything less, as I was once one myself (and in some people’s eyes, I probably still am).
For me, the situation was made 10 times worse when I discovered, in April 2013, that both my eldest son and I are dairy intolerant. In fact as a family I cope with:
- Me – dairy intolerant (cows products only)
- Husband – allergic to cheese, will not have butter on anything and has a reaction to certain combinations of particularly acidic foods & chemicals (which led to him becoming tee total in his late teens)
- Eldest son (soon to be 11 as I write this) – fully dairy intolerant
- Youngest son (aged 9) – same acidic / chemical combo issue
Oh, and when we have family get togethers, you can add coeliac disease and vegetarian to that list – so I like to use the word ‘challenging’ to describe the catering.