kids were playing at a friends house less than a block away. The Mom left suddenly, leaving my kids (7 1/2 and 6) home alone with her kids (11 and 7) my kids SHOULD HAVE come home immediately since no adult was present but apparently it slipped their empty little minds. Approx 5 minutes later my son comes up behind me (I was in our yard with a visual on their friends house but I was reading a book) looking like hot death. He'd "succumbed to peer pressure" and eaten a pizza roll. I guess at that house the minute Mom leaves, they microwave some pizza rolls as a quick sneaky snack. My son ate 1/2 of one before his LIFE THREATENING TOMATO ALLERGY made him run home. He's stable, I did all the things I can do for him now, including benadryl and I have the safety cap off the epi pen in case things get ugly. But while I am sitting here watching him claw at his itching skin and drink his 3rd glass of milk trying to put out the burning fire in his mouth while watching tv I cannot help but be SO FUCKING MAD AT HIM. I am so glad he made it home safe but he's going into 2nd grade, how could he be so careless and reckless? He's never done anything like this. Any other reactions he's had has been an adult caregivers fault, never his. He knows better. And now he's in pain and scared and I don't even know what to say to him.. My instinct is to wait to be 100% sure his breathing is perfect and then shake him violently and say A FUCKING PIZZA ROLL ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? WE IMPORT YOUR SPECIAL KETCHUP FROM THE GODDAMN PHILIPPINES AND I AM SO SICK OF WHITE PIZZA I COULD BARF.... how do I stop him from doing this again?Answer Question
Answer by kjrn79 at 7:19 PM on Jul. 29, 2012
I don't know that you can stop it from happening again besides him having to not only go through the pain of the allergy, but from disappointing the people that mean the most to him. I would definitely have a conversation with the other mom and let her know that if she is to leave her kids alone, you would appreciate her sending your kids home before doing so since situations like this can be a serious health threat and his friends wouldn't know what to do if he couldn't make it home. Sorry you are having to deal with this.
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