Hello, GIMBers! I’m feeling a little weak from my whole reset/vegan’ish situation and it’s making me ponder that other time I had to cut out a major food group. Which was, coincidentally, two years ago last week! Happy horrible going gluten-free anniversary to me.
But I’m not the only one who was upended by this dramatic change, I have a family and all. When you’re diagnosed with celiac disease, the advice is to remove all gluten from the home; which means your roommates are going on the diet too. If you decide to go on a gluten-free diet — whether forcibly, or otherwise — you have to stop and consider the other people living in your home. I mean, I didn’t. But you totally should.
Granted the kids still have Cheerios and normal bagels, and I’m totally suspicious that my husband shoves as much gluten into his gullet every day at lunch, but other than those exceptions we’re kinda’ a gluten-free household. So I decided to sit them down and let them know I feel their pain, and what is that pain, exactly? It turns out, I’m cramping everyone’s restaurant dining style.
I miss sandwiches, bagels, and cookie dough ice cream. Also, Tortellini Tuesdays.
I miss going out to a restaurant without the possibility of you getting sick.
My 6-year-old daughter
Mostly going out to restaurants I like going to.
I don’t know, but ones that have gluten.
My 3-year-old son
Going to Denny’s.
(Ed note: This kid was barely eating solids when I was diagnosed with celiac, and his only memory of Denny’s is from last week. When we were there.)
Is your family as upset about the whole “not so much dining out” situation as mine?