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Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 10:56am
momll70's picture
Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

While waiting on line at a ride someone in front of us was eating peanut butter crackers. Walking in the city (New York) everyone eats peanuts on the streets. Waiting in line for Santa Clause. We actually got off the line. While watching the Lion King play nuts all around. I get so tired of being careful. In a museum cafeteria. Won't eat lunch there anymore because my son's eyes started to turn red. Sometimes I feel like we are a magnet for peanuts. I know it sounds crazy but simetimes that is how it is.

Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 10:57am
JenniferKSwan's picture
Joined: 06/19/2006 - 09:00

Yes, no, I don't know in answer to the original question...how is that for honest?
My favorite is when I see parents allowing their kids to eat fruit from the produce section without washing it or paying for it first. Do you weigh the kid before and after so you pay the right amount? Why is it that Target feels the need to hassle me because I allow my son to ride in the basket portion of the cart yet say nothing to the parents stealing food (produce)? I'm trying my best to make my $220 stretch over a two week pay period to include diapers, formula and food for 3 adults and one child. But I have to wonder about those women wandering around in their name brand clothing, $300 sunglasses and dripping with diamonds teaching their kids that it's okay to steal. Shoplifters will be prosecuted - yeah right! Shoplifters will drive the price of the produce through the roof making it nearly impossible for those of us trying to live a healthier lifestyle on a budget.
Ooops, you found my hot topic button. I will reset and retreat to the corner now since I totally went off topic and on a rampage!
Mommy to Aiden (1/26/05) PA,wheat,barley,soy,egg and others yet to be discovered and Connor (7/21/06) with possible egg allergy

Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 11:02am
momll70's picture
Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

Actually, I never say anything to anyone unless they are talking to my son. One time someone I knew was looking at my son's carseat and I smelled peanuts on her. she was munching on them she had them in her pockets. I mentioned it to her because I knew her. But I don't say anything to strangers unless someone goes to touch him or give him something to eat.

Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 11:07am
momll70's picture
Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

I was at a stop & shop and their was a slow person helping the cashier. She was baging. She just finished eating a sandwich. I couldn't tell what kind it was but she was drooling a little and I started to panick because I didn't want her touching my bags. I didn't want to be rude to her but I started to bag as fast as I could and she kept telling me that she would do it. She bagged about 2 bags and when I went home I wiped and washed everything that I could. I don't care about germs so much, it's the peanuts that scare me to death.

Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 1:40pm
3xy1PAinNH's picture
Joined: 08/07/2006 - 09:00

Hey Jennifer...you just described me (except the sunglasses....)...and my sons don't steal or shoplift(said with a wry smile)...at least not yet...but that 3yo is already giving me a run for my money...so you never know what the teenage years will bring [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 2:14pm
krc's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

I think I am going to have to revise my previous answer. At target, walmart, etc...No, I am not going to say anything to the lady pushing the cart. I myself am quite guilty of allowing my preschoolers to snack while I am shopping. Peanut free food, but still food. But, if while at the nutcraker someone decides to open a Reese's in the chair beside or behind us, I am absolutely going to say something! If it actually puts my child in immediate danger, rather than situation where I can move my cart to next aisle, YES...I will speak up.
One time at Kroger, the girl at the register was eating a Snickers and sitting it down beside the register while scanning. I saw this after a few items and did move to another line. She felt awful but many people looked at me like I was crazy! I did not want her contaminated hands touching all the food I was bringing home. And then I wondered how many people had just eaten nut products w/o washing hands and I just didn't SEE it. KWIM?

Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 2:53pm
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

I remember once in my synagogue a lady in front of me took out peanut butter crackers to give to her child. It was a long day in synagogue.
I told her that the next day my son would be with us for services and if she is there would she please bring something besides peanut butter? She told me her son was not growing properly and she needed to feed him frequently. I then told her my son would die if exposed to her peanut butter and she immediately said she never knew and would not bring PB to synagogue again.
That was pretty decent of her and I had to do that in order to show my son how it's done.
We spend Christmas eve with our neighbors and they spend a night of Hanukkah with us. One Christmas eve she put out a bowl of peanuts. My son was maybe 10. He said "Sally I can't stay here as long as those peanuts are in this room. Would you mind putting them outside?" She did so immediately. If I had asked her she would have done it only after an eye roll.
I felt DS was well within his rights since Sally knew about his allergy. It went over well and she has never set out nuts since.

Posted on: Fri, 10/27/2006 - 12:20am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by 3xy1PAinNH:
I also don't buy into the argument about there should be no food anywhere, anytime...last statistic I saw was that 1 in 6 children is obese. THE REST ARE NOT! In my son's school of 250 elementary children, I can only think of a handful that are obviously overweight. IMO it is all about balance. I dont' want to give my kids junk food or processed food ALL THE TIME...but it is okay to have. For me it is just as much about exercise as food consumption.
Just truly wondering where you live that kids are so seemingly healthy?
Your jaw would DROP if you saw the kids here in Georgia where we are! I would say that 4 of 6 are overweight &/or obese. And the kids in Texas (from where we just moved) -- well, San Antonio is on record as one of fattest places in US -- the childhood obesity rate is HUGE as is the childhood DIABETES rate!
Corn syrup combined with little exercise equals a deadly combination, IMHO.

Posted on: Fri, 10/27/2006 - 3:24am
happycat's picture
Joined: 08/31/2004 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b] Never mind all of the ignoramuses in the world who shall continue to slurp down frappucinos til they pop.... [i]I should know better.[/b]
Would that be directed at me? A frappucino is not really my poison of choice, and I'm hardy an ignoramus (nor likely to "pop" at any time soon).
Obesity epidemic aside, I still don't see how berating the general public about their eating habits helps spread the word about allergies. Before my DS was diagnosed, I would have thought someone was a lunatic if they did this to me.
Pegs example of her son at her firends house I agree with - immediate problem directly impacting her son. Someone walking by us in the mall (or park, or library or whatever) does not). And for what its worth, I can't even presume to speak for all peanut allergy sufferers, only my son. For as many people dealing with this who are worried about residue and such at say, Walmart, there are many that are not (and as a matter of fact not worried about too many things at all), so my comments about allergies to the "slobbering pig" who's chowing down in the produce aisle while valid for me, in my situation, will only be seen as crazy when some other PA sufferer dismisses them as too much.

Posted on: Fri, 10/27/2006 - 4:29am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Absolutely NOT!! (Definitely didn't mean it to sound accusatory if it did.)
Eating that goes on in public places like stores is just a huge downer in my life.
For those of us dealing with aerosol sensitivity, this is a huge problem. It would be one thing if we could just evaluate risk ahead of time-- but the problem is that you [i]never know[/i] where you will encounter someone eating these days. And sorry-- but there are times when that DOES pose an immediate danger.
As I said, we most frequently DON'T say anything. We've been forced to walk away from many situations where we had paid perfectly good money to attend. We go out of our way to [i]never[/i] inconvenience anyone else because of my daughter's allergies.
My point was simply that we should probably all try to [i]be[/i] the change we would like to see. Just as none of us would ignore a classroom ban on a food our child isn't allergic to. For me, that means no food and drink while I shop.
I make it a point to act (at least I try) in a way that I wish everyone would. Even if it sometimes seems I'm the only one. Actions speak louder than words, Caeser's wife, and all that. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]


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