Tuesday, March 30, 2010

All By Myself

There is a time when every parent has to let go, and allow their child to go out on their own. A few days ago I went out on my own without any friend or roommate. I was craving some gelato on a beautiful, warm and sunny day, with no friends around.

I walked down to my neighborhood gelateria. I gave the woman my allergy card and then explained in Italian and hand motions to wash the scoop. I wasn't sure about the word for 'under' in Italian, to explain to scoop from underneath to make sure there is no cross-contamination. When I went for a run that morning, I remembered noticing a sign for an underpass, and hoped I had understood the sign correctly. "Sotto" I said, hoping it meant under. I was correct!

I successfully bought my second gelato all by myself! :)


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  2. SO proud of you! and you owe me a gelato date :)

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your blog! I've really enjoyed reading through your posts. And, I definitely pass along the link to my friends. - Carrie

  4. Hello! I just found your blog and I am SO excited to read through it. My 2-year-old son has a peanut and tree nut allergy, and I am always worrying about what life will be like for him once he starts school, as a teenager, or as a young adult in college, etc. I have found a number of blogs written by mothers of children with allergies, but yours is the first blog I've found that is written by a young person and with a first-person perspective. THANK YOU for keeping this blog. I find it so informative and comforting.