I was at the mall today, which is a rare enough occurrence as it is, and then I hear this mother shouting at her little boy. He looked to be 5 years old maybe.
“Show me your cheeks!! Show me! They are swelling!”
The she proceeded yell across the store and what looked like his grandmother, saying that he must have stole someone elses food and to look at the red bumps on his lips. The little boy kept saying “No, no I didn’t!” Then she stopped for a second, took his box of french fries from him, and said to the other lady that it must be the red specks on the fries.
THEN. Then she let him finish eating it.
Way to be mad at your child for having a food allergy, lady.
Way to turn a reaction into a more serious one, like anaphylaxis, by allowing him to finish it.
Not the way I plan on making my children feel about food allergies.
Maybe she’d have less frustration toward her child if she got better at being aware of food allergy risks and didn’t see them as a burden.
But some people want to feed their allergic kids convenience food, regardless of the possibilities.