Life without food allergies.
Our world changed drastically the day we found out about Little Miss’ food allergies. We entered a world we didn’t really understand or knew much about. Now, I’m an educator to almost everyone in our lives. Honestly, its a bit tiring, but worth it for her health and vitality.
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What’s it like?
“Can’t go to baseball or games…”
“Bad stranger has moved next door and you are not allowed to move. You are always looking out the window to see if that guy is out in his driveway so that your children can go out and play”
“You don’t know where the risk is.”
“…Think of the un-obvious things that people take for granted…”
“We were going to go to the zoo but instead we went to the hospital.”
“I never let my guard down, because the minute I do that it feels like I’m playing a bit of Russian Roulet”
“That’s the scary part, you can be doing your best, but it may not be enough.”
“I don’t think it is possible to really, really understand it unless you are living with it.”
“I wouldn’t wish it on any parent…there is nothing more scary than to see your child not be able to breath.”
“Eating everything that has nuts in it…like snickers…eggs for breakfast every day…eating in a restaurant and order off the menu without having tow worry.”
These were a few quotes that really stuck out…especially the ones from the parent’s perspective.
Now that Little Miss is getting older and is more aware that most people do not have food allergies she struggles with how “unfair” it is that she can’t enjoy bagels, donuts, ice cream, and a great many other wonderful treats.
As a mother, I never get to let my guard down for fear of an asthma attack, general bad health, or the worst, a trip to the hospital…I wish more people understood why I “control” her food so much; why I’ve given up on a lot of activities that include a lot of unsupervised children.
That’s what I imagine the most…understanding people in my life that don’t sit back and judge me for protecting my child.
Until next time,