I have a child with a peanut allergy.
coming in contact with peanuts or the oil from it could cause him to go into anaphylactic shock. he was prescribed an epipen but who wants to stop breathing? and kids have died even though they had epipens.
needless to say, another child of mine is always trying to sneak nut things into the house.
she's a teenager. i've given her a green light before, and told her she had to eat the candy in her room, throw out the wrapper, and wash her hands and lips really well after. i also buy her that kind of candy myself if just the two of us go shopping.
problem is, she is irresponsible. she's left a peanut butter knife on the counter, or dropped it in the sink where her brother's sippy cup is...i kept trying to be fair, but she wasn't following the rules that keep her brother safe...so i said no more peanut butter anything.
my dh didn't used to check lables on foods. so for the first year i kept throwing the junkfood he bought straight into the trash can. my oldest child would whine and complain.
so now here's the thing. a few days ago my oldest said out of the blue, 'Mom, you better not buy crap candy for Halloween. Get Snickers or something good."
i told her, "no i don't want that in the house. i will get good candy. it just can't have nuts."
she complained some more. then dropped it. then tried to get me to buy it in the store. i refused.
finally the other day, she went to the store with her father. My dh had two big bags of snickers (with peanuts of course) and kit-kat (made in a facility with nuts). He also had a jar of Jiffy.
I was livid. I threw them wrapped in the shopping bag into a child-proofed cabinet and left the room.
these foods could kill my son.
My husband and daughter both said the candy is for kids that come to the door.
i said, hey, if your baby cousin comes and you offer him one, your brothers are gonna want it too, and also, if he kisses your brother goodbye, it could land him in the hospital....and of course, other scenarios from just having it in the house.
I can't beleive my daughter was so manipulative to get her father to buy this after twice i said no, and she already knew it was against my rules. i more especially can't believe my husband being a dumb-ass to endanger his youngest child just to indulge the older bratty one!
Would you be pissed?