I have always believed that everything happens for a reason. The bad, the good, the mundane- it is all something that will help me later on in life. And everything always works out fine for me. It may be a rough go, but everything always ends up better than before. This isn’t just dumb luck. I try to make choices that will benefit me in the future, but I’ve made some dumb ones too. But, most of all, I always have faith that everything will be not just fine, but better. So after feeling sorry for myself for Sydney getting an ADD diagnosis, I pulled my head out of my A and started researching solutions.
I really have the best children in the world. I’m sure you do too, just for the record. I am so thankful that Sydney is so sweet, adventurous and hilarious. She is not afraid of trying new things, loves being the center of attention and is quite artistic. She is very emotional (but who am I to point fingers?), overly dramatic (again, that apple didn’t fall too far from the melodramatic tree, but don’t tell Jeff that I admit it), and gives up when the tough gets going (that is where the similarities stop). That last one baffles me. If something is tough, I may cry, but I will conquer it. Turns out it is probably the ADD and will get better when we either get her diet back on track or if we have to ultimately medicate.
I just bought a super water filter because I read an article from Dr. Mercola (www.drmercola.com) this morning that says a lot of our tap water has fluoride in it and it is linked to ADD, bone fractures, and many other ailments. So strange that I just fractured my foot from wearing my normal high heels, and Syd is showing ADD symptoms. It may not be the be all end all, but it is a good place to start. So I dropped some dough on that. I can’t disclose how much because a certain Jeffro already thinks I’m out of my mind for my new diet plan for us. I just went to Sprouts and bought gluten free snacks, all organic fruits and veggies, grass-fed beef, free range chickens, eggs and organic shampoo and conditioner. I cook most of our meals, and if we eat off of my plan once in awhile when we need a pizza or chicken wings, who cares? I’m shooting for 90%, that’s still an A.
So it sounds like I just spent a butt load on what I could have gotten for a lot less at Kroger or Target and now we have to filter our water, too? Here’s the upside: I am going to develop some family friendly recipes, find out where to shop organically on a budget, and how to make this the least painful as possible. I like to write, I like to share my experiences, and if it truly works, then why not write the book I cannot find about it? There is my silver lining! Finally, a book possibility that is near and dear to my heart and hasn’t been over-done yet. So, stay tuned! How funny is it that my bakery is all natural? Not yet gluten free, but I’m working on that next. I’m excited about this adventure! My ultimate goal is to make this change and my family not notice. The lady at Sprouts commented that I had a lot of snacks. Yes, I know how everyone loves crackers and chips for lunches, so I found gluten free lunch stuff. I love fruits and veggies, but we need something snacky ever once in awhile. So, small steps. Actually, big steps, but they will feel small to my family as long as Jeff doesn’t look at the bank account too closely. Initial investment- it won’t be costly once we get all of the initial vitamins, water filters, etc.
My Daily Prayer: Thank you God for rainbows. It is your promise that the flood is over.
Daily Thanksgiving: I am thankful for the creativity to find a way to change my children’s lives and not being a slave to my smallish grocery budget.
When I Have Kardashian Kash: I will start my own grocery store chain that is only organic items so you can assume all oranges are the same.
Making Whoopie Flavor of the Day: Keep an eye open for our gluten free menu that will be coming soon! We’re playing with a natural sugar free alternative, too.