Vacations (and other outings) are a huge test of my limits and anxieties. This kid is ALWAYS on the go. I love his spirit and energy, but it can get me really on edge when out and about. It’s especially bad lately as we can’t break the new-ish fingers in the mouth habit. I love having him experience new things, but sometimes I just want to keep us in a giant bubble. For me it’s a constant work in progress between letting him exercise independence and also staying safe. I’m hoping it gets easier as he gets older and more whole-heartedly grasps his allergies. He was an absolute champ at our one dinner out tonight, so I know what we’re doing is helping. And of course, no matter what we always have at least two doses of epinephrine with us. Always, always, always. .
5 months ago