In the almost 3 months of Nora’s diet, I don’t think that we have been to a restaurant as a family, especially one that had been a family favorite like Sunnyside Up. The kids are accustomed to getting blueberry pancakes there, which will not fly for Nora.
Today we took the plunge and it went great. I brought food for Nora, including one of her mini-pumpkin muffins with double cream cheese. Anders ordered his favorite blueberry pancakes with a side of bacon. Nora had some of his bacon and they made her some steamed heavy cream, to which I added some cocoa and calcium that I brought with. No requests nor complaints!
We had just visited the library, so both kids were armed with some new books. Nora was absorbed in a comic book version of Totoro. For 15 blessed minutes, Ted read the directions to his new board game, I knitted and drank coffee, and the kids read their books in peace. It’s nice to get a tiny glimpse of a reduced-drama future.