1/16/2006

milk talk

I've never purchased so much milk in my life. Lately, we've been going through about 2 gallons a week. Chad and I are not big milk drinkers. We used to have a hard time finishing half a gallon before the date expired. Now I don't even look at the date because it's gone in less than three days! I give Melody soy milk half the time and cow milk the other half. As a child I had problems with cows milk, so I'm nervous about flooding her system with it. When Melody started drinking milk a few weeks ago, I began to buy organic. I do not want her ingesting unnecessary hormones, namely estrogen. Excess estrogen is linked to many health problems, like endometriosis. Also, the organic milk tastes so much better! I've begun buying it for Chad and myself as well. So Melody gets the whole milk and we get the skim milk. In theory, that is. I find myself sneaking whole milk for coffee, mashed potatoes, oreo snacks, and many other "just this once" instances. I have a feeling Chad is doing the same since the skim milk container remains heavy days longer than the other. There is just something about the consistency and taste of the creamy, heavy, smooth, cold, whole milk. I sound like a commercial.

5 comments:

cjoy said...

I still say compromise with 1 or 2%. At least it's a little better tasting than skim and maybe you'd finish it faster rather than stealing hers...then again, maybe not. :)

Laurel said...

I second the organic milk plug. I never drank milk until we started getting organic a year or two ago. (We buy the 2% though.) Double stuff oreos and milk - yummy!

When I was driving down I-540 from play group on Friday afternoon, I thought about how a few minutes prior you had said Melody can hold her bottle of milk in the car. Milk in the car would be so cool! Benji was fussy and I just can't nurse and drive. At that moment I wish he would take a bottle of milk. (But eventually he passed out with his green blankie clutched tightly in his chubby arms.)

Laurel said...

What's your new email address?

Hannah. said...

Bekah,

I'm so glad to see you back on line! It was also really good to see you at playgroup last week. I've missed you! Would love to have your new email so we can correspond again. I'm still here, no baby yet :)

AfricaBleu said...

Well, it does do a body good.