"Oh, and is Elianna going to be going to school. Grade 1?"
"No, actually we are home schooling this year. Nah, make that road-schooling. We figured we should take our circus act on the road this year..."
Okay, so I didn't respond quite that way. Oh, but I wanted to.
All this to say Brielle will be entering the ranks of the dairy-free. I have long suspected a milk allergy may have something to do with her major sleep issues. I had cut her milk way back, especially in the evening, but it still didn't seem to be helping that much. Today at the pediatrician's we found out that her blood test showed a milk allergy. Thankfully, it's not too severe, but it is definitely enough that we need to go dairy-free for her. I cook with lots of dairy, so this will definitely add a bit of meal planning stress. However, if this fixes her sleep problems, I will happily welcome some minor inconvenience in the meal department. She didn't show any issues with eggs or wheat, so that's good.
We'll live and learn and life will go on.