Evil Joy here with a post on the strangeness that is our world.
So Eldest Female Spawn used to get hives all the time. We tried to figure out what it was. Nothing yielded results. But when I told our doctor about where she got the hives – on her face, outside her throat and down the tops of her shoulders, she suggested having her tested for nut allergies.
Fortunately that test came back inconclusive. We know peanuts are not the enemy. Neither are pistachios.
However….when she’s eaten walnuts or pecans – she gets hives. And on her face and neck. The concern is if they are on the outside – are they on the inside too? And if each exposure results in a stronger reaction from her will it cause to throat to swell?
Some tree nuts but not others? Is this possible? WTHeck?!?!
Okay…that’s super easy to manage. No pecans or walnuts just to be safe. And if she gets some – I have benedryl – in the car, in the truck, in my purse, in my gym bag, at the school office.
However Eldest Female Spawn likes to constantly question us whether or not she is allowed to have peanuts. She’s 10. She knows to ask before she eats banana bread or cookies with nuts. Dude. You eat PBJ all the time. You can have peanut butter. She asks at the store, she asks at restaurants. She asks and acts very concern with that look.
The Evil Look that says, “I’m asking you a question I know the answer to. I know it’s a silly question because I know the answer. I know it’s a silly question because you as my mama aren’t going to intentionally feed me anything I shouldn’t have. But I’m asking it to get your attention. I’m asking it loudly. In public. Often.”
So I sound like the Evil Horrible Mom exclaiming, “You know which tree nuts you can’t have. You know you can have peanut butter and Nutella. You know how to read ingredients if you’re at a friend’s house and not sure. Stop with the DRAMA!”
To which the pissy lady at Target says, “You should be happy she’s looking into these things and taking it so seriously. With all the allergies these days, you can’t be too safe.”
Stuff It pissy lady at Target. Seriously. Stuff It.
Eldest Female Spawn gives me that triumphant look – you know the look. The one that says, “Haha mama, see …. I’m right …. and an adult neither of us knows or will ever see again just validated everything I’m thinking. And you know the next time I’m going ask again. In Target. Loudly.”
So…listen here Eldest Female Spawn, walnuts and pecans.
You.Shall.Not.Meet. Those nuts Shall.Not.Pass.Your.Lips.
And if you do meet….I have benedryl to combat your arse.
EJ out – to check the expiration date on the benedryl.
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(graphic source : agfoodsafety.org)