Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mom Confessions ~ Hot and Spicy

Okay so you all know I am a hot mess who can't cook

Well I am also a hot mess who almost killed my child. Yup that's my confession of the week. 

Okay that sounds horrible but it was an honest mistake AND I stopped it before anything seriously bad happened! 

SJ and D3 are allergic to peanuts as well as tree nuts so I only eat them when I am at work or they are gone that way they don't come into contact with them.  

Well I didn't think this week. Yup my hot mess of a self wasn't thinking. Shocker? Probably not. 

SJ hopped into the van after school and told me she was hungry. I asked if she had anything left from her sack lunch which she told me she didn't. 

I handed her my bag of my snacks, told her to be careful because it might be spicy, and turned around to pull the van out of the parking spot. 

Hot and Spicy....

Hot and Spicy PEANUTS! 

I screamed at her "Don't eat that!" 

She stopped with her mouth open looking at me like I was a crazy woman. 

Well let's be honest I am a crazy woman. 

I asked her if she ate any. She told me she didn't still looking at me like a deer in headlights. Phew! If she would have ate one we might have been in trouble! 

I asked her if she touched it. She told me she did. I asked her if her fingers hurt. She was still looking at me like I had snakes growing out of my head and an alligator mouth. SJ looks at her fingers and says "Ah a lil bit" At this point I am thinking and hoping it's the spice which she got on her fingers. 

I tell her to wipe it off and let me see her fingers. 

No swelling...

No welts...

No redness...

Boy that a close one. 

I gave her Benadryl just in case but she only has a reaction if she eats a peanut. 

Good golly! 

I wish I could say this is the first time I tried to give her or her brother something that had peanuts or tree nuts in it. It's not though...

1.) Butterfinger 
2.) Trail Mix 
3.) Crackers 
4.) Milk

All of those have never made it out of the packaging thank goodness! 

Have you been a hot mess like this? What is your parenting confession? Let me know in the comments below!!! 

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  1. I love your transparency. It's so good to know I'm not the only hot mess! #momsterslink

    1. Oh no you sure are not alone! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. We're all hot messes! Just most of us don't admit it. #momsterslink

    1. You are right! I would rather people know I'm not perfect so they can feel comfortable with themselves. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Eeek, close one! It must be really hard having children with serious allergies; I'm really grateful neither of the cubs seem to have allergies. I think all parents have those 'OH SHI-' moments, though. 'I forgot to close the baby gate/the baby just rolled off the bed/i turned away for a second and my child ran off' etc.


    1. Yes I was lucky that she didn't eat one. I am for sure checking all bags I hand to her from now on! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I honestly think these things happen to every parent at some point. Good on you for being honest about it!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes

    1. Thank you Debbie for hosting! I am sure you are right which is why I put it out there so others know we all mess up.

  5. When I was working in a childcare centre one of the kids brought in peanut butter sandwiches and the child sitting next to him went into a anaphylaxic shock. It was not good but we followed the our first aid training and dealt with it. It's scary how some foods can be so dangerous to kids and adults.

    Angela from

    Visiting from #AnythingGoes

  6. I am allergic to bees and always have wondered if my kids may be too...we were having a pool party and my daughter got stung on her foot...right then it started to pour rain and I had read somewhere that mud helps with the sting, especially for those who are allergic so here I am in the dirt lot next to us trying to scoop up mud in a bowl while people are driving by and I can only imagine what they were thinking lol thanks for linking with #momsterslink.