I think we can all agree that having celiac disease pretty much sucks at any age.
But when a child is diagnosed, it just adds an extra layer of suckness to it.
And you would think that people would go out of their way to make this child feel “normal”.
You would think…but alas, some people just don’t get it.
Which leads us to today’s Celiac Rant of the Day.
What would you say to the insensitive in-law if given the chance?
While annoyed with her for implying in front of everyone that gf food is nasty, I kept my cool and asked what brand she gave him and explained that most hotdogs are already gluten free and shouldn’t have a different taste. She said she didn’t remember.
Later, concerned I emailed her a list of gluten free hotdogs including Kroger brand, Oscar Meyer, and the like. She replied with a text that said, “I don’t think it was the hotdog, I think it is the way we cooked it in water not in the microwave. He didn’t even taste it!”.
Then why in the world did you make a specific negative comment in front of everyone and my child insinuating that he didn’t eat it because it was gf and gross?!?!?
I hate celiac. You hate celiac. We all hate celiac.
With all that pent up anger, people need a place to vent.
Well…I invite you to lie on the Dude’s couch (figuratively speaking) and spew away.
There’s just one rule: Once you’re done venting, you need to move forward and put the negative vibes on the back burner. Positive energy brings positive results.
No names will be used.
Don’t you feel better already??