I've had a sick little girl this weekend, and again today. Not exactly sure what is wrong with her since her symptoms are all over the board and there isn't one clear thing. All I know is she's got a low-grade fever, doesn't feel well, hasn't been sleeping at night and is home from school today. We thought she was feeling better yesterday and took her to church. But when I went to get her out of kids class, she was glassy eyed, flushed and shivering despite the 80 degree temperatures outside. So, we rushed home and she went right to bed where she slept for 2 hours. Then she woke up at bedtime and had a tough time falling back to sleep and slept fitfully through the night, complaining of her feet itching, of all things. Its frustrating to me that I don't know whats wrong, all I can do is treat her symptoms and wait and see. I had my mom (the nurse practitioner, almost) check her out yesterday and she doesn't have anything acute enough to warrant a trip to the doctors office, so at least I have that reassurance. Having sick kids is one of the toughest things as a mom, in my opinion.
I think its just as hard on the sibling(s) that aren't sick as it is on the sick kid. Poor Lindsay has been dealing with a moody and finicky little sister and just can't seem to handle the fact that sick kids do get a bit more attention from Mom than well kids. So, on Saturday, since we were stuck home anyway, I asked if she'd want to bake with me. (Yeah, I'm still baking). It's so cool that she can actually help more now that she's older. We decided to make graham crackers in preparation of camping season.
I got the recipe from Cindy's blog, Gluten Free in Montana. The only change I made was to increase the teff flour to 1 cup as I have yet to find any sorghum flour here. As most of her recipes, I liked how easy it was to whip up. Click on the link to her blog to see her original post with recipe.