Friday, November 02, 2007


So I've started giving the kids some nut milk here and there - whatever I have in the fridge, right now it's walnut - and I think it's funny the things that run through our heads. I didn't start giving it to them as a replacement for dairy milk I just wanted to see if they liked it and they do so I give it to them probably once a day - or every other day. Then I start thinking - eek is it too much nut product (they get nuts in other things I make)... then I have to check myself and remember that people don't hesitate to give their kids copious amounts of dairy milk (a known allergen along w/ other things) and here I am worrying about some nuts. They show no signs of allergy at all so why should I be worried. They like, they are happy - I am happy.

I was thinking about it for me too.. I eat quite a few nuts in any given day be it snacking on nuts and raisins, having nut milk in a smoothie or nuts in some dish I'm having - it's one of three fat sources for me and I know that fats are good. My point? I don't really know. I guess it's just funny how we have to reprogram ourselves. In the past I wouldn't allow myself to eat peanut butter (back in my disordered fat free days) and it's amazing how strong a hold something like that can have on you. Now I eat only raw nuts and I eat them freely, but every now and then I find myself thinking... 'hmm I shouldn't eat so much of this." ... anyway. I just find it interesting how things stick w/ you... even if they are wrong.

We are looking forward to Grandma Lynda's visit next week. I can't believe that it's November already. I remember when her trip was booked it seemed so far away... this only means that 2008 is RIGHT around the corner. I'm not sure if I'm ready for that!


  1. That's so true! I have a really hard time kicking old thoughts, even though I know better now. I can have the facts laid right out in front of me and be fine with it, then a week later I catch myself obsessing over whether or not I'm overdoing something. I've had the same thoughts over nutmilk, but like you said, no one thinks twice about cow's milk!

  2. I had a nuts about nuts week... The boys had never had ANY nuts, because Dan has a slight allergy to peanuts, but then the other day I gave them an organic date roll, which I didn't realize had almonds in it until after they ate it. I called the doctor all freaked out. 3 days(and at least 8 date rolls) later, I'm laughing at myself. Ahh, nuttieness!