Friday, November 12, 2010

Family time's good, but sometimes I just need to have a little one-on-one time with my guys.   We like to go on dates.  Today, school was on a break, and Casey and I planned a little date.  He got some gift cards for Barnes and Noble for his birthday, and they were burning a hole in his pocket.

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. 

Happy Cooking!
Kim and Megan

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3 comments:

  1. What a blessing, I know from an Adult view how hard it is to resist at times. It must be really hard on children.

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  2. Grace, you're right. The emotional toll on diet-restricted kids can be big. That's why it's so fantastic when friends, family and businesses provide ways for everyone to be included.

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  3. How I love that kid!!! And you, too. This story brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing it.

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