Brooke has been getting hives.Â Iâ€™m not sure whatâ€™s causing the hives but Iâ€™m thinking it may have something to do with dairy products so Iâ€™ve been restricting these from her diet which means Brooke has gone over 5 days without eating string cheese.Â This may not seem like a big deal, but it is.Â Brooke loves her string cheese.Â She has even been known to finish a block of string cheese faster than I can.
Today I decided I wanted some string cheese.Â Since it would be rude to eat it in front of Brooke, I surreptitiously ate it when she wasnâ€™t looking.
When I wasnâ€™t looking, Brooke crawled over to the trashcan, discovered the string cheese wrapper, pulled it out of the trash, made her way over to me, and placed the wrapper gently on my lap.Â Then she looked up at me with her huge brownish-greenish eyes, brought her hands together, and tapped her fingertips making the sign for more.
And that is the story of how Brooke successfully ended her dairy fast.
Sheâ€™s currently in her highchair eating cheese.Â Sheâ€™s shoveling it in her mouth as fast as she can, humming in response to the delicious taste that has been so long withheld from her palate.
Weâ€™ll see if the hives come to visit.