Eat Your Heart Out

As most of you know, Oster is allergic to dairy. My dad is staying with us for the week (from Georgia) and it’s taking him awhile to get used to our “no dairy” policy.

Every time my dad visits, he carries-out not one but two or three Italian beef sandwiches during his stay.  This is a problem in our house since most bread has some sort of milk content.

Well, I didn’t want to deprive my father of his beef, so I let the rule slide yesterday. I even let him bring fries into the house.

My dad was amazed at all of the precautionary measures I had to set up before I let him open his wrapped sandwich.

I was quite pleased that my father was understanding and really followed the rules (he tends to be a rule-breaker when he stays with us ). We were on high alert with the sandwiches and extremely careful in washing our hands and mouths after eating them.

Yesterday’s lunch just proved to me that I can put a little cream in my coffee sometimes and even enjoy a chocolate cake with real chocolate and real butter. I’ll just indulge in these luscious dairy treats when Oster is asleep, like right now…it’s 6am and I’m eating chocolate cake.

20 thoughts on “Eat Your Heart Out

  1. Best time to eat chocolate is first thing in the morning, it seems so wicked! But probably having to eat it when Oster’s asleep takes the good out of it. Still you’re not depriving yourself anymore. Next time enjoy a cappuccino with it too and you’ll double the treat!

  2. Enjoy your cake, I know how you feel. My daughter is severely allergic to nuts, I do have peanut butter cravings every now and then so I will have it with my toasts once she’s in school 🙂

  3. HA HA at eating chocolates at 6am, no crime in that trust me :). Allergies are so annoying, one of the girls has some silly ones too…and even though we have tried everything, she still breaks out in rash, and itches like crazy :(.

    • I feel you with the rash and itchiness. It’s no fun for the kids, plus I feel terrible knowing he’s uncomfortable. His pediatrician said he MAY grow out of it. We’ll see. In the meantime, I’ll be hiding my treats and making it seem like they taste so much better 🙂

  4. Good for you! I completely understand the dairy fears! We used to wipe down the counters like there had been a toxic leak. In reality, it is toxic but we have learned how to do it safely and not drive ourselves crazy! We have found great alternatives in our area so we all eat the cake he is allowed-it is that good 😉
    Mine is 6 almost 7 and it does get easier;)

    • Thanks for the reassurance. Taking baby steps, I do feel that it’s SLOWLY getting easier; however, I am on such high alert. I know what you are saying about the toxic leak…too funny…I am a constant table and countertop cleaner. Knowing that it will get easier makes me feel better. Thank you.

  5. I can eat chocolate cake any time of the day, hun. Props to you guys for putting in the extra effort in ensuring that his allergies don’t worsen. So far my kid isn’t allergic to anything, but as for me, I’m going through a crazy rash right now and can’t figure out what the cause is! So I totally have increased respect for anyone dealing with allergies, as this is no joke :/

    • Oh no! I hope your rash isn’t too bad. Maybe a little (or a lot) of wine would help it 🙂 In all seriousness, it isn’t fun! I do hope it gets better for you.

    • Thanks! You are right! I’ve learned to indulge immediately after he takes his nap or goes to sleep for the night. Then I have the energy to do everything else that I have to 🙂

    • Great question! Andy and I make all 3 meals at home due to Oster’s allergy. If we do go out (so rare) we bring his food with us. We can’t take any chances; especially for breakfasts: here everything is cooked on a buttered grill. I think preventing allergies while traveling is such a great topic to explore!

      • I have never dealt with a food allergy, so now the research is on! There are more kids with peanut, gluten and dairy allergies than ever. How do you plan a trip? You should write about it!!!

      • Awesome idea! You know, it’s just part of my everyday life that I didn’t even think to write about it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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