Do you honestly want to know one of the FIRST things I did when I left all 3 of my children with my hubs and went to visit my family in Arizona????
I BOUGHT, ATE, AND ENJOYED PEANUTS!!!!
And I felt guilty the ENTIRE time.
I ate them thinking that I shouldn’t. After all, we have been a SERIOUSLY peanut-free home for at least 2 years.
And, second of all, I felt as if I was cheating on my kid Maxwell (that I could kill with my peanuts)…AND ESPECIALLY my daughter Adelyne (age 10—no allergies) because she was suppose to be on the trip with me—eating peanuts right alongside of me. Snacking. On peanuts. No worries. Carefree…
At home, if she EVER eats a peanut at a friend’s home or touches one—she has to immediately wash her hands and brush her teeth—and then MAKE SURE that her toothbrush is not touching her brother’s (just in case there is cross-contamination in toothbrush remnants???!!!).
Friends…you should seriously know that it is not just the allergy kid—NOR the allergy parents—that live every single moment of their days on edge…It’s the siblings, too.
And it is just as tough for them—especially because they are kids. WE MAKE MISTAKES as parents in regards to our kids and their allergies. Which means, kids make mistakes, too. After all, they are kids.
Here is one mom’s honest look on raising her now 9-year-old who lives with egg and peanut allergies, featured on Huffington Post.
As a mom of a bubble boy (pretty much he ONLY will touch or eat food I hand him personally)…
I hear her.
Notice each of my kids have their own bubble blowers??? BECAUSE MAX DOESN’T SHARE ANYTHING that goes in his mouth. After all, Josephine ate yogurt for lunch. He welts at the touch of milk…he vomits at the ingestion of beef…he breaks out to the peanut kiss.
Did I say, I hear her???? Because I do.
Enjoy the read found on Huffington Post: The Worst Part About Parenting a Child With Food Allergies