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We were at the grocery store after school today. We walked down the aisle that has all those serve yourself items...you know, the bulk nuts and candy and such? Yeah....I got a little ahead of him and stopped to wait for him....he comes walking up chewing something. Uh...what?

 

So, I ask him what he's eating. He looks at me with the happiest look on his face and tells me he's eating a chocolate covered pretzel. :blink: Oh. Oh dear.

 

Now, we haven't had any direct gluten issues like that really since we've gone gluten free. Cross contamination sure and a few issues in that very first week until he really figured out not to eat what the neighbor kids were giving him unless I ok'd it......it's been a while though.

 

I'm pretty sure my eyes bugged out of my head a little bit. So I told him that A) those things are not there for him to just eat and B.) he can't eat ANY pretzels that I didn't give him!!! He just looked at me all confused because the pretzel was chocolate and I had to explain to him, again, that pretzels are made out of wheat and that just because it was covered in chocolate doesn't change that. :( Poor kid. He started crying....but pulled it back together pretty quickly.

 

So....he didn't really eat his supper tonight because his stomach hurts. Kept saying (and trying) he had to poop but it wouldn't come out. Deep, dark circles under his eyes. Weepy. *sigh* It's going to be a long couple days. Though....on the minor plus side.....they have a four day weekend so it won't interfere with school. :angry:

And what does my husband say? What, one pretzel isn't really going to affect him, is it? :o It's like he hasn't retained any of the information he's read.

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Well...  Even though it's not fun for either of you, it is a learning experience!  Too bad it's not one for husband.  Can't tell you how many people I know who have that attitude.  I only wish for them that they would have a food issue and eat something they shouldn't and then get really sick.  Then they might know.  Or...  Maybe not even then.  Some people can just not ever get it.

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Well it is a learning experience.  Your husband will see that "little bit" does affect him.  Like it was posted you can make your own chocolate covered pretzels or by pre-made. Glutino makes awesome chocolate or yoghurt covered pretzels.

 

Rest up!  At least this was a chance to get a break from school.

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I would remind to him several times why he is feeling bad.  Kids forget so quickly. 

 

Maybe next weekend, when he feels better, get some gluten-free pretzels and melt some chocolate chips and let him make chocolate covered pretzels.  That way he can see how they are made.  Sounds like he doesn't know how food is made and this should just reinforce why he can't eat any food unless you give it to him.  Sound like he can't eat food from dad, too?  Maybe Dad needs to spend some time with the sick kid?

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Thanks guys. Definitely a learning experience. I didn't even know he liked chocolate covered pretzels, he's never shown any interest in them before. I think I will get some pretzels and chocolate and make them with him.

 

I don't understand why my husband said that. He's usually pretty good. Like he knows to check condiments and things we would use to marinate our meats and such.....I'm fairly certain a pretzel probably has more wheat per pretzel than soy sauce does for the amount that is used. I think he was just being b*tchy because he hates it when the kids whine about supper and last night was the second night in a row that little man did it. Though, given the fact that the supper last night was something little man loves (and got to pick out!) should have clued him in to the fact that his stomach wasn't feeling well. I just don't think he pays attention to that.

 

His tummy seems to be feeling better today...though I think we're probably going to have to do another cleanse....last night was the first time he's ever told me that he needs to poop and that he wasn't able. :( I'm sure that will last a couple days but he does pretty good at hiding it so he can go play with his friends. But the emotional stuff that comes with it! Flashing between weepy and angry and sassy is going to be the hard part to deal with! And that, from experience with cc will definitely last a couple days before it finally filters through his system. Oy.

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