Saturday, 12 March 2011

Secret Mommy-hood Confession Saturday #1

Welcome to my first Mommy-hood Confession Saturday. I'm a little bit nervous since divulging secrets would make anyone nervous. But I so enjoy reading Kim's confessions every Saturday, that I thought I'd better participate lest she think that I'm just enjoying her secrets too much and won't pony up with a few of my own. :)

So here goes....

I'm Lactose Intolerant.

Yup, I just won't tolerate that ungrateful mineral? chemical?

And this from a girl who's maternal grandfather was a milkman and who's husband can drink four 4L jugs of milk a week!

Take today for instance. My little man went to the Hair Do Zoo to get his haircut. This is a big step for him. So we decided to reward him for his bravery by going to the Marble Slab Creamery (which just so happened to be in the same parking lot).

Isn't he so cute?

I ordered a vanilla brownie sundae. Yum Yum! I love ice cream!

My body, however, does not.

I even thought ahead and took my Lactaid pills.

Yeah... they do jack squat.

Immediately after tasting my first bite a cold, delicious ice cream, I started to feel the bubbles. The fizz bubbled and bubbled until I was just about doubled over. And yet I still felt the need to keep eating this delicious, yet noxious treat.

And I've been paying for it with burps all afternoon. Bleh.

I'm about ready to jump on the "no dairy" bandwagon, but then my pizza would be so boring. And what about poutine? Can't give that up no matter how much my tummy protests.


(Go on over to All Work and No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something to join in the fun or read Kim's funny, silly and sometimes so sad it makes you bawl secret confessions.)


Kimberly said...

Oh for the love of poutines noooOoooO!! And ice cream?!! I think I would not be able to handle giving up those yummy yummy things. I think I'd suffer right along with you ;)

MamaRobinJ said...

Visiting from Kim's. I'm so sad for you! Having issues with dairy would be awful. I love me some ice cream.

Great first confession. Don't be shy! Mine is worse :)

Periwinkle Dzyns said...

lactose is a sugar
you lack the enzyme to digest it, which results in fermentation in your digestive system, and fermentation doesn't lead to anything fun, just gas and pain
but you know all this don't you?
awww poor Tawny

Anonymous said...

I've almost cut out all dairy for similar reasons plus other health issues. If you love ice cream try coconut ice cream. It's a bit more expensive but you can find yummy flavours at some Superstores and places like Organic Planet & Organza. Organic Rice Divine is pretty good too but I prefer the coconut base. Boon burger will be offering vegan soft serve soon!

Also, pizza without cheese is pretty good actually. Or if you must have cheese try the brand of vegan shredded cheese called Daiya. Use less than you would of real cheese because it's kind of gooey. Used sparingly it mimics cheese really well especially in burritos and on tacos :)
Hope that helps ease you into dairy free life.