Mom to Mom


I overheard a conversation between two mom’s at the grocery store yesterday.  One was complaining to the other that her child was stuck in a peanut free class, and she had to find a “safe” treat for her son to pass out for his birthday.  The other mom said, “ugh, we had one like that in our class last year.  It was such a PAIN”.  I got irritated and just walked away.  I completely  forget what I was even in that aisle for.  I hate that people think that keeping an allergic child safe is a chore, hassle, or a PAIN.  Aren’t we all moms?  Isn’t that our job, to keep children safe?  All children? I would love to keep my daughter in a bubble, but I can’t.  I have to believe that I taught her right.  You can do as you please at home, but I would appreciate it (very much) if I could count on you to help keep my daughter safe at school too?  We all are in the same boat, right?  We are all just moms trying to keep our children safe.  There are so many children that have multiple allergies, so instead of buying a food treat for school, opt to get a non-food treat that everyone can have.  Just one more thing, can I count on you to have your child wash his or her hands after they eat?  That sure would take away some of my worry.  Besides, hand washing is one of the best ways to fight germs.  After this last flu season, all of us get that!

Thanks for your help!  We are all just trying to do what’s best for our children.  I am sure you get that too.  From one mom to another, I really appreciate your help keeping my baby safe.  If there is anything I can do to help your child stay safe, please let me know.

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About Annie

I have a daughter with a severe peanut allergy. She was diagnosed when she was 2. She is 11 now. I have lived the battles of having a child with food allergies, and feel education and awareness makes all the difference.

Posted on April 7, 2013, in Food Allergies, Rant and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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