I is for ice cream
Ice cream, oh how I miss thee.
Ever since my son was born, I've had an intolerance to dairy. I miss it! I had never had to limit my food choices until a few years ago. I know how hard it is for me (and I eat it sometimes and suffer the consequences) but I can't imagine how hard a food allergy/intolerance is for a young child. Wheeler had an intolerance that he outgrew and I'm so glad he did. I don't want him to have to grow up feeling singled out because he can't have a snack his friend brought for a birthday. It has made me more sympathetic to allergies, though. I try to make sure there are no allergies in Wheeler's class if we send food. I also make sure in my own classroom that students with food allergies are remembered.
I don't remember kids having food allergies in my classrooms growing up. Maybe I was completely oblivious (which is very possible!) or maybe there were fewer. It makes one wonder why there are so many more food allergies/intolerances these days.
So I got off the topic I started with. But I really do miss ice cream!