Summer is over, the temperature dropped (but today is a glorious sunny day!) and school started last week, which means we now have a routine again, hurray!
After the week in Crete, we got the results of LittleOne’s allergy testing, and it was all negative, so the dietitian told us to eliminate dairy from his diet. He felt much better straight away, only his skin was still a bit dry in some areas and we eliminated soya as well. Now he’s on an oat drink, and other dairy and soya free foods, like rice cakes, oat biscuits etc. It was a bit challenging at first to find suitable snacks, as most biscuits, rice cakes etc. contain milk or soya or just traces due to manufacturing. He took very well to the change, and eats everything with the usual enthusiasm! His skin is always sensitive, but he’s fine.
He’s 18 month old and he’s learning lots of new words all the time, and he’s more and more interactive and understands everything. And he’s very very sweet. He’s also quite decisive, especially when he needs to be heard by Pallino… he needs to be stronger to deal with his brother! He like to eat on his own and to take his time. His favourite thing is cars and taxis and buses: you can show him a beautiful garden, talk about the flowers and butterflies… and he looks at the cars parked on the street nearby and his face lights up! He’s also learning about Batman and other superheroes, because that is Pallino’s thing, and he likes Peppa Pig and George (they are just like Pallino and LittleOne!), and a cartoon called Brum, who is a little car that goes around and helps people. Yes, this summer he’s watched quite a lot of TV episodes. Now that school started, they don’t watch TV during school days (not on my watch, at least).
Pallino is happy to go to school, his teacher is sweet and his classmates are nice (so far). He’s having some problems with reading, but it’s early days, so I’m waiting to see how it goes before saying anything more. This summer he spent a week on his own in Italy with his grandparents, and it went very well. I rested a bit, he had a good time and they were happy (tired, at the end, but they loved it). He’s so grown up now… He’s started to dress himself in the morning, although he does need reminding and not always is happy to do it, while we still have trouble getting him to brush his teeth. He’s been camping with G, they went to a makers festival and he loved it! He wants to be an inventor and that place was full of inventors like him! My little geek 🙂
I’d like to write more about them, or I’ll forget, but I have to work now.