We have a tricky relationship with milk in our house, Theo loves it but unfortunately milk does not love him. Give Theo a glass of milk and stand back and wait for the milk to leave his body again in the quickest way possible. Not fun for all involved. The good news is Theo’s lactose intolerance has really settled down in the last few weeks and now tolerate most foods with milk in them, just not too many and being in close proximity to a toilet is still a very good idea! We count our blessings that Theo has an intolerance to milk and not an allergy, so yes there is discomfort and some nasty side effects but drinking milk will not damage his health. We have also discovered Lactofree milk which tastes pretty much like ‘proper’ milk just with the lactose removed, I even use it myself sometimes and can barely taste the difference. This means Theo can now have is cup of milk first thing in the morning which for him is an important ritual.
We woke this morning to another wet British summer’s day and decided we might as well spend a lazy hour in bed rather than rush up and face the day. This is what got me thinking about Theo’s lactose intolerance and remembering all the problems we used to have. I never thought I would pleased to see the rain but thank you wet summer’s day as you helped me take the time to slow down and look back and appreciate how far we have come.
Theo’s Daddy also avoids drinking milk but that is a whole different story based on school days when you were expected to drink your bottle of free milk, milk that had been normally left out in the sun for hours first. Probably enough to put anyone off milk for life!