Friday, July 24, 2009

Sometimes it is the little things.

Sometimes it is the little things that break your heart, parenting a food allergic child.

We had a quick trip to the grocery store today. When we walk in, we go straight through the bakery section. Both the kids know, we do not take the cookies from them, so we or over that.

Today, walking through, my little Rooney said, "I wish I could have some cake." Man, I saw the way he looked at the beautiful bakery cakes, and my heart melted for a minute. I said, "honey, you can have some cake, just not those cakes." "Oh, okay" was the answer he gave,and we were on our way.

Goodness I love that little guy. He has been so adaptable, from day one, with his allergies. Any guesses what this Mommy might be making tonight?


  1. CAKE!! My little guy (who we actually just found out has outgrown the egg and dairy allergy but is now "sensitive" to a host of new foods) is so good like that too. He would always say, When I'm out of allergies can I have that?" And not even bat an eye!

  2. Aww, you are a great mom, I'm sure he will enjoy his cake tonight. Owen is the same way about foods at the grocery store :0), it's sweet and sad at the same time.

  3. Poor little Rooney.
    I'm sure you can whip up a cake that he will LOVE, though. :)

  4. CAKE?! Hope he ate it with a smile :)

  5. Yes, I know what you mean, exactly! My daughter is so used to this by now that she and her sister just ask to go "look" at the supermarket cakes so they can get ideas about what I can make at home.

    On vacation, my daughter was left out of the desserts and so I've been bakin' up a storm all week!

    Thanks for the post--I'm sure it hit home for a lot of people.

  6. yes, i know how that feels. but knowing little thing like that also makes our little one stronger, and more mature in many ways.

  7. What a sweetheart. My daughter is highly allergic to tree nuts and sometimes it makes me so sad that she can't have certain foods. Especially the baked goods that always have tree nut contamination.

    She is really good about it, because she was 4 when she was diagnosed and she clearly remembers the time a bit of cashew made her mouth swell and how it felt to get the skin testing done.

    She almost always asks us about tree nuts before trying anything new.

  8. I just found your blog, and this post made me tear up. My little guy (now 7) is so used to all of the things that he can't have that he is surprised (and skeptical) when there's something out in the world that he can have. Thank you for putting words to the situation we live with all the time. Please stop by our site for some safe recipes if you get a chance.

  9. I have 2 adult daughters with allergies. I can't count the number of birthday parties where we gave a cake as the gift. I even took classes in cake decorating so they would look good and I could keep the cake allergy crisis to a minimum!

    Now one of my non- allergic kids is married.. to a woman with severe peanut and tree nut allergies. She is just one of the family.

  10. Great post!