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Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2007 - 9:36am
stitcher's picture
Joined: 03/14/2007 - 09:00

Peg _ neither. I am here trying to help a family at teh church I work at...they want to enroll the kid in our Sunday School and attend services with us...but have concerns. I am here because I want to help them feel more comfortable. Sorry to have upset you.

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2007 - 3:04pm
joeybeth's picture
Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

i doubt you upset peg. she doesn't seem the type to be that way. maybe her tone didn't come across to you as it was intended to. i've had that happen to me (that i've misunderstood what someone was saying to me) and i've had it happen where my words were taken in a way they weren't intended before also. like i said, i doubt that she meant to offend and i also doubt you offended or upset her in anyhow. that's just my take....
anyhow; how nice of you to be thinking of another family at church. that is very thoughtful and i'm sure they will appreciate your efforts so much.
having dealt with PA for quite some time now with two of my three children, it always touches me when someone takes the time to think of us and try to help.
also, philote, my husband is similarly mildly allergic to nuts like pecans and walnuts. his reactions are very different than my daughters' reactions to peanuts. i can't figure out why the difference. he does avoid pecans and walnuts but doesn't worry about the occasional accidental ingestion like the girls MUST with peanuts.
[This message has been edited by joeybeth (edited July 10, 2007).]

Posted on: Tue, 07/10/2007 - 4:17am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

Thank you Joeybeth and stitcher you did not upset me. I am sorry if I came across as rude. It is wonderful to have someone help a family. We have been on our own for so long until I found this place and now I get all the help I want....

Posted on: Sun, 08/12/2007 - 10:56am
nothankyou's picture
Joined: 07/19/2007 - 09:00

This is the first time since I have been a member that I feel that some moms are using this as their own private soapbox. What a turn off. So the diabetic child should not be fed in public so that the PA child may not be cross-contaminated. The nutritionist may argue that healthy snacks all day are far better for digestion that 3 regimented meals. I come on this website to hopefully hear about ways that I, as a PA mom for 8 years can learn or find comfort regarding food allergies. What a turn off to hear your ideas on society....this is probably the only forum that is forces to listen. By the way, have any children had a lethal reaction after leaving Target?

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 1:57pm
Daisy's picture
Joined: 01/16/2006 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by 3xy1PAinNH:
[b]A young (20ish) woman and her SO are walking through Target tonight, and she has popped open a jar of nuts and is munching away! She stopped in an aisle right next to my PA ds (3 years)....[/b]
As a microbiology lab tech, this bothered me WAY before the thought of allergies; what a great way for her to contaminate everything she touched with germs from her mouth! YUCK! [i]Loving the thought of bringing home food with slobber on the package.[/i]
And DOUBLE YUCK with allergies! Yes, it has always bothered me that kids can't be without food in their mouths for the 20-30 min that they might be in the store. Or with those PITA parents that don't have the guts to tell their kids, "NO!" when they beg for food in the store. Heaven forbid the little dears get angry! [i]Feed them in the car, like I do...hee hee hee.[/i]
And yes, another good reason to always have the Epi...even when you know you're not going to eat something. Good point!

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 2:42pm
krc's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

I know- I see this in so many stores we shop. I have three kids in tow- and no- I don't stop to educate them. I still seem to have that mindset that nuts are going to be out in the world-- so I run away and I feel angry, but I usually don't say a word. I do want to....

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 3:37pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I DO! I would kick myself if I didn't say something. Had to one year, we were at the ballet-Nutcracker. I heard that all to familiar crackling of the peanutbutter cracker package being opened. I turned around and calmly asked her etc.... and explained etc... . She put them away, but it just ruins the whole experience of the event. KWIM? I get angry at myself if I don't say something, but I also am annoyed that I HAVE to say something. Especially if situations where food is not allowed--this gets me soooo mad. Just venting!
Oh, by the way, my sister and mom are more vocal than me. And, I am the one known to have the big mouth-ha ha !
Stacie - Mother to:
10 yr. PA
8 yr. TNA
2.5 yr. PA&TNA

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 3:51pm
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

When my son was flying to Scotland we were waiting at Los Angeles for a flight. A woman across from us had a transparent bag of food and that included a large can of peanuts.
I went up to her and asked was she going on the same flight we were? I told her why. It turns out she was on her way to Hawaii.
I explained to her why I asked and she seemed very concerned. The lady next to her was rolling her eyes away at me.
So I got one but not the other.

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 11:02pm
Adele's picture
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

I missed the opportunity too and blasted myself later for NOT saying something.
I was at the Delta ticket counter in Charleston, S.C. The ticket agent that was checking me in, had a little pile of shelled peanuts that he was shelling and eating, while working.
I was in SHOCK!
I realized later that the reason I didn't speak up was because of the eye-rolling Peg mentions. I swear that the NEXT time, I will speak up.

Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 12:15am
Lindajo's picture
Joined: 10/14/2003 - 09:00

I speak up. Especially if that person is in close proximity of my DD. If I can move away and not say anything, I will. We were at the Big Apple Circus once and someone started eating peanuts next to my DH. My DD was 4 seats away from them. I asked them if they would mind not eating them and told them about my DD and PA. They said "Oh, sorry". But we felt uncomfortable and looked around for other seats anyway.
I also did that when we were about to board the plane last year to CA. There was a mom with 2 kids and she had a can of peanuts with her to take on the plane. I politely asked her where she was sitting to make sure it wasn't near us and she was very nice about it and said she wouldn't eat them on that flight.


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