Bean - posted on 02/06/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
This may sound silly but we have some family members who are in denial about my son's food allergies. He is severely allergic to beans, annatto, and nuts. I have had several incidents where some members claim they "forgot" about his allergies and eat the items he is allergic to and then get upset when I tell them they are not allowed to kiss or touch him as they have had food that is dangerous to him. Also they get upset when I say no to a food or take away food at his level that he is allergic to (for example, the peanut butter cups sitting on the their coffee table or the chickpeas on the bottom shelf of their refrigerator in an open bowl) Is it just a generation gap, carelessness or perhaps the fact that they had no children with allergies and don't understand the consequences?