Daily Archives: March 4, 2008

Word of the Day:Gluten

I am beginning to believe that there is a God and that she understands that I am not the kind of mother who would be able to successfully parent a kid who is allergic to peanuts or who has ADHD or even a kid who is extremely gifted. Lewis 8 ball


Fortunately, that is not the case .

And I am reminded of just how easy I have it.

Today, Lewis brought a new friend home from school. Basic Mom Etiquette requires that the first thing you do when your child brings home a new friend is to impress them with your motherliness by offering a snack. If I had been given a little warning, I might have probably gone all domestic and baked some chocolate chip cookies. But, this would have been for naught because Lewis’s new friend is gluten intolerant

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I had visions of the child going into anaphylactic shock, of his tongue swelling up, of rashes and vomiting and of all of it being my fault.

Graham crackers?


Oreo ice cream?


Okay, have a banana.



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