this whole food allergy business is taking some getting used to.
for about the first week after our allergist appointment, i had nightmares about f's allergies - weird, half-lucid scary dreams about food and allergies and all kinds of fun stuff. i took it as a good sign when i finally had a night with dreams that were just about vegetables (cooking them! buying them! exciting, i know).
remembering to have a set of epi-ens with her at all times? one night i left them at her school (before we had two sets) and last sunday, she went out to lunch with her dad and i forgot to send the epi-pens with them. maybe we should build a shelf near the front door and have a set there so we never forget them. i'm sure ikea makes an epi-pen shelf. it probably has a name like "allerginska" or something.
and we're working with her to learn to ALWAYS ask if something has nuts in it before she eats it, but, you know, she's three and stuff so... it will take some doing. sunday morning we were at open play at the PB rec center and as i chatted with a friend, i looked across the gymnasium to see f taking a giant bite out of what appeared to be a granola bar. i'm pretty sure i reached her in one 27-foot leap while yelling "noooooooooooooooooooooo!" in that slow-motion way. thankfully, it was actually a cereal bar that had no nuts at all in it, but wow. i should probably just start wearing an adult diaper whenever i go anywhere with her now. sheesh.