Food and Travel

Today seemed centered around food.  Clarabelle came home with a flyer from school regarding testing that will be done in her class in the next week and a half.  The flyer suggested that parents drop off “brain food” for the kids to snack on during their break from testing.  Suggested snacks were graham crackers, granola bars, and pretzels.  I hate the idea of pumping the kids up with empty carbs, even though Fish did point out that it’s those carbs that DO help brain functions.  I’m hoping that I can bring by freshly sliced apples and cheese sticks one day and my compromise to store bought granola bars is homemade granola bars.  I knew that Bethany had a really good recipe and she was kind enough to send me a link to her blog so I could make them..  I also made her Spinach Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken.  Everything was delicious.

The kids were all in good spirits today.  Clarabelle has been Zoloft free for over a week now.  I’m so happy.  She’s had a few outburts that she needs to work on, but nothing out of the ordinary.  I am a little bit concerned with her fear of travel.  When I mention vacation coming up or a destination she is not familiar with, her first question is, “how far away is it?”  She is scared to go for a long drive anywhere, and the mention of possibly flying in a plane set her off into a crying jag.  It was easily diffused when I told her that wouldn’t happen any time soon, but it is obviously going to be a problem.  Hopefully, we’ll be able to figure out a way to work through it.


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