Tuesday, we officially finished our "school year". Special K has finished all of her work, but will continue to read to me on a daily basis throughout the summer. Skoshi A will be completing the rest of her math book this summer so that she may begin the next school year at the correct level. Oleander and Stat Boy have biographies to finish up and will have those turned in on Friday. Karate Kid has a paper for history and a couple more units in Chemistry to finish up. All in all we had a pretty good year. We had a couple hiccups here and there, but who doesn't?
Special K continues to do well with the few things we have eliminated from her diet. She has had minute exposure to some of the verboten chemicals but we haven't had any major emotional collapses. Wingnut has struggled more with the diet, as he is the family foody and he loves to bring home treats for the kids. Who knew Cinnabon put food dye into their rolls?He's learning to read labels.
Baby Wingnut will be turning three this June and it had been my hope that we might be able to potty train him fairly soon. He's met most of the milestones one would look for when deciding if a child is ready to potty train, with the exception of one. I don't mean to get too graphic here, but if a child is not having solid BMs it is pretty difficult to potty train them. I have just realized that Baby Wingnut has NOT met this milestone, and he really should have at this point. I've had to take a look at his diet and after some research, we've come to realize the little guy is lactose intolerant. Hooray. Another dietary shift that must be made. Sigh. Do you know how difficult it is to eliminate dairy products in the diet of a child that loves cheese, milk, and ice cream??? I've had friends who've had to make the same adjustment and believe me I finally sympathize with you! It should take about 2 to 3 weeks to see a definitive result in this dietary change, although we have already seen a great reduction in the number of nasty diapers we've had to change daily.
Baby Wingnut is still not completely weaned, either. This is likely due to his charm and my desire to sleep at night. He is only nursing at night, although he talks about it constantly. I've never had one nurse for so long and I'm pretty much at my wits end on how I'll finally wean him, but to be honest I'm really not in that great of a hurry. Heaven knows if we'll ever be blessed with another little one and all I can think of is that he could be our last one. That makes me hold on to him a bit tighter and cherish him that much more. He really is a little sweetheart and I'm in no rush to have him grow up.