14 Apr

I don’t know what’s going on. The turtle is as comfortable pottering around here as he is in his own skin. There’s nothing new in this environment. No new foods. Nothing. Yet he has puked almost every day since we arrived. Not sick or ill. Just puking. Out of nowhere. And he’s eating very little. Hardly anything. I just don’t understand it.

I have a theory that it’s the milk. He has never had Irish milk. Until now. He had a cup today, after a break yesterday. And it’s staying down. So far. So I’m either right, or completely wrong.

Today, he has eaten a slice of toast; a sausage; four grapes; two crisps (he doesn’t like them); a couple of jelly tots (didn’t like them either) and about 6 chips. That’s it. Oh, and a cup of milk and two capri-suns. What is it with people giving small children capri-suns? No, he has not had them before. No, I am not surprised he likes them, they’re full of sugar. No, you’re not to buy a box of them. If random people give them to him, grand. He’s not having them everyday. No way.

Got a bit off track there. Ahem. Where was I? Oh yeah, he’s not eating. I know that there’s no point in forcing anything into him. There’ll just be a big fight. He has a stronger will than I do and he’ll win. Not only that, he’ll puke. So he has been offered loads of things. And eaten none of them. Chicken? No. Noodles? No. Beans? No. Potatoes? No. Beef? No. Egg? No. Cheese? No. Random vegetables? No. Random Fruit? Sometimes.

I’m at a bit of a loss now. All of the favourites have been turned down. Except sausages and chips. And capri-suns. I’m that mother. After all of my trouble to give him a wide variety of healthy foods. A couple of weeks ago he was mad for mussels. And parmesan. And garlic. Strong flavours.

I’m torn between being happy that he’s eating anything at all (and keeping it down) and only giving him “healthy” things. At the same time, I think “Meh, we’re on holidays!” Then again, we won’t really be on a regular schedule or anything until at least the middle of June (she says, being optimistic, and thinking we’ll find a house within two weeks) so I should really try and have some kind of standards.

In conclusion, I’m driving myself a bit mental.

What’s new there then?


2 Responses to “Ill?”

  1. TheMadHouse April 15, 2010 at 3:18 am #

    It could be something as simple as the change in water! Hope things improve soom

  2. heartful blogger April 15, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    This sounds familiar, it happens even when we haven’t flown anywhere! Hope it settles down soon. x

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