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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:57 pm 
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My husband and I decided to try our 7 year old on shrimp. She eats at a Japanese restaurant (the kind that cooks food on a hot plate in front of you) they also cook shrimp on it so I know she's had exposure tons of times with no reactions but still, the conversation goes something like this(while discussing meatless Fridays during lent and a child who is allergic to beans, nuts, cheese and eggs (I'm sure that with those restrictions she would be allowed to not participate but she wishes to...she just doesn't like most fish):
dh "So, do you want to try shrimp on dd tonight?
me "Well, do you have to work tonight?"
dh: "No."
me "OK, do you think should we pack a hospital bag first?"
dh "Yeah, OK. You take her in an ambulance and I'll grab a nap and drive over after."
me "I'll pack myself some food and the hospital's really good at giving her a safe meal I'm sure she'll be Ok though...."

Well, she didn't believe us at first that we were going to eat them. I had to show her live and cooked shrimp on the internet. She wanted to know how you eat them and what parts you eat etc. "Where do the legs go? Where does the head go? Am I eating the neck? Do people eat the heads?" How do shrimp kiss? Do they just use their antenae?"

Ooh...she really likes shrimp. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:15 pm 
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That's good news. Now you just have to see how it goes the 2nd time. (Hate to mention....)

I have shrimp envy. Used to love them, till they really didn't love me.

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Awww, that's cute. Glad it all worked out!

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DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:54 am 
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We saved a few for her to try again today. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:47 am 
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Second dinner with shrimp went off without a hitch! Woohoo, our world of food just grew a size larger. Now i just hope our wallet will as well! :roll:

The kid is developing expensive taste.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:24 pm 
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Susan, reading your 'pre' new food dialogue amongst your family cracked me up. Normal to some of us would not be normal in any way shape or form for most other families. Ah, now I know we are not alone or insane.
Before our son eats anything new, even something as basic as a new brand of yogurt it's become custom for me to call out that if anyone has to go to the bathroom they should go now. I check that sippy cups are clean and filled with milk, change his diaper, let the dog out......... Our daughter will automatically yell that she's going upstairs to get dressed and grab her ' hospital activity' bag we've put together.
You made a very tired mommy smile tonight.

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Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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