Today at school a classmate offered a chip to me. I said no thank you. She began to insist even more. I told her that I cannot eat chips. She then said I bet you’re on a diet. I said no not really it’s called having 48 food allergies and the chips contain 4 of the allergies. She started asking questions and she was kind about it. I didn’t mind explaining things to her. She tried her best to understand but she couldn’t wrap her mind about it.
I don’t mind explaining my allergies but I don’t want a pity party. I share things because someone out there might need to know they aren’t alone in their allergies. She gave me a hug and told me I would be okay. I told her it’s allergies and not a death sentence so of course I’ll be okay.
They try to understand but some cannot get it no matter how hard they try.