If you are around us for 5 minutes, you will hear Tom say, “My gyoum.”
And you will probably be confused.
And you may say, “What? Can you show me?”
In which case, Tom will get mad at you and say louder: MY GYOUM!!
And then you should just ask me and I’ll tell you what he’s saying.
He’s saying, “More milk.”
I don’t know why milk is gyoum, or why more is my, but it is.
He’s very clear about it.
Also? It’s ALL he wants lately.
In the past two weeks, I’ve had to go back to the grocery store mid-week to buy “my gyoum.”
By the gallon.
He wakes up wanting it. Then he wants more.
Then he waits about 30 minutes and asks for more.
Etc., etc., all day. Infinity.
He started wanting it when he had that throat infection a couple weeks ago. He wasn’t eating very well, and I assumed it was because of his sore throat and he’s getting two new top teeth.
So when he wanted milk all the time, I just thought it was to sooth his throat and to fill him up a little.
But now his throat is healed. And the constant wanting of milk has stayed.
Last week I actually started to get really nervous about it. He still wasn’t eating as much as he was pre-sore throat, and the milk thing seemed almost out of control.
So I switched him from whole to 2%, hoping it wouldn’t fill him up as much and he’d start eating more.
And that’s seemed to have worked. He’s still not eating as much as before, but his appetite is slowly picking up.
But the milk? Still wants it.
Always. All the time.
Going in the car? My gyoum.
Arrive at a store? My gyoum.
Reading books? My gyoum.
Playing outside? My gyoum.
Before his bath? My gyoum.
After his bath? My gyoum.
I mean, that’s crazy, right?
If you have any advice, I’d love to hear it. I’m actually not sure if this is bad for him or not.
Is there a thing as too much milk for toddlers?
His name is Thomas, and he’s a milkaholic. It’s been 2 minutes since his last drink…