Casey picked out his purchases pretty quickly, so we had time to stop by the Starbuck's for a drink. When your kid's got food allergies, it's often easiest to have a juice or something when you're out, rather than worry about food. Not today!
What did we see when we were paying for our books and drinks? Lucy's cookies. I asked Casey if he wanted some cookies, and he looked at me strangely. (Pretty much saying, "Are you crazy?" with his eyes.) I asked him again, and he said yes.
When we got to the table, he scrutinized the package. Not only are they gluten-free, but important for Casey, these crunchy, yummy cookies are peanut-, tree nut-, dairy- and egg-free. The package is so well labeled that it might have said, "Cookies for Casey" on the label.
His smile while he was munching on cookies and reading his books was not only the highlight of the date, but possibly of the week.
Thank you, Lucy's, for making yummy cookies that my boy could enjoy, and thank you Starbuck's for carrying them. It is such a gift for us to have this kind of normal experience. While others might take having a snack at a cafe for granted, we sure don't.
Kim and Megan