Public Service Announcement (don’t be *this* person, either)
Posted on August 7th, 2013
I know it’s a pain in the ass to not bring something with peanuts to a potluck. I know it’s a pain in the ass to not be able to send your kid to school with PB&J. I know it’s a pain in the ass to have to think about people’s unknown allergies, especially since there are a lot of self-diagnosed “allergies” floating around.
So just think about the big ones. Please? Peanuts, tree nuts, that kind of thing.
Some people are so allergic to peanuts that they can react if an item of food has touched an item of food has touched ANOTHER item of food that had peanuts in it. I know, it sounds crazy.
But the barfing kid, the rush to medicine, the panicked “Mom, my throat feels funny!” and the hours of hypervigilance afterward really aren’t fun for us, either.
It turned out for us…this time. Pea is sleeping off the benedryl now. She was mostly pissed she was missing out on the pinata.
But I am always terrified of the next time.