2009-04-17

Confessions of a Food Allergy Mom #7

I shamelessly use my son's food allergies as a way to avoid feeding him junk food, and have occasionally even told him that a specific candy wasn't safe for him to eat without even checking the label.

7 comments:

Scottish Twins said...

Love it. I do this to avoid family members feeding him junk. I just tell them that they can't feed him anything that I didn't bring with me and it avoids grandma and grandpa feeding him crap while they are babysitting.

Elisabeth said...

Oh yah - it's the "blessing in disguise" of food allergies.

We do the same as you and the previous commenter!

Liz said...

Now, if only I could get that past my husband... Too bad he can read!

shellyfish said...

Oohhh, that's sly. SO glad there's at least some kind of advantage you can get out of it!

Maleah said...

Totally understand. My daughter is only 16 mos old but she has never had any candy or chocolate. I know of the safe options to give her but why should I??? She doesn't even know that it exists.

Anonymous said...

It is nice to know I am not the only one! Your confessions always sound so much like things I do. Thanks for sharing.

D Herrod said...

My mom used to do that. One thing I have learned in recent years that many of the candy we thought was safe is not because the way it is processed.

Anything with mixed fruit has to be off limits for me.