In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d have Mrs. Dude handle the blogging duties today and give the scoop of what it’s truly like living with a celiac.
Oh, and by the way, the outfits in the picture above are from last Halloween, not from a night when the kids were out. We have totally different costumes for those nights ;)
Mrs. Dude, take it away.
I never thought I would hear myself say “DON’T KISS ME. I JUST ATE A BAGEL!”
I never thought I would worry about what color sponge my kids use (on that rare occasion when they wash the dishes.)
I never thought that once my kids outgrew the diaper bag years, I’d have to pack one for my husband (for food…not diapers).
I never thought I would be the hostess that would tackle my guests before they reached into the icemaker without using the scooper.
I never thought I’d use the word “contaminate” so much.
I never thought I would spend so much time hating a tiny little protein that you can’t even see but still makes Gluten Boy sick!
I never thought I’d have to dissect the previous nine meals we ate when he doesn’t feel well.
I never thought I would become the supermarket whore that I have become. I bop from one to another without looking back!
I never thought we would be the ones that food servers cringe at.
I never thought I would need my reading glasses to food shop!
I never thought Google would become such an imperative ingredient in my cooking.
I never thought I’d get so mad when the Dude emptied the dishwasher this week and put “his” cutting board in the girl’s bread drawer.
I never thought I’d have to worry about the dogs licking his face (our dogs are NOT gluten free).
I never thought I’d be married to someone with the nickname “Dude”.
I never thought I would come to respect a group of people I have never met as much as I respect the celiac community.
I never thought I would say this, but my gluten boy has really turned into Gluten Dude. I love what his voice/rants have added to the celiac community. He is passionate about everything in life (which can be exhausting…good thing he doesn’t have a blog about politics!!)
Happy Mother’s Day everyone!