Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A to Z Blog "I"

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!


  1. I wasn't allergic to cats until after my first child was born. I'd rather give up cats than ice-cream though. Visiting from AtoZ (because you're #1147 and it was 11:47 a.m. when I decided to go visiting!).

  2. I've had doctors tell me if I were to get pregnant again, the intolerance may reverse. I hope it will, but I doubt it! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Thank you for being a teacher who is sensitive to chidren with food allergies.