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January 11: The Wisdom Of A 10-Year-Old January 11, 2015

Posted by Christine Coleman in Photography.
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I’ve had celiac disease for almost three years now, and it can certainly be difficult at times. Sure, there are many obvious things with gluten in them that are simple to avoid — bread, pancakes, doughnuts, cake, cookies, pasta and beer, for example, contain wheat, rye, barley and malt so I haven’t had any of them since before February 2012. There are other things, though, like certain salad dressings or gum or even medications that contain gluten.

It can be tricky, especially when going out to eat. Or traveling.

Last spring, my 10-year-old niece Madeline also was diagnosed with celiac. As you can imagine, it’s much more difficult to be a third and now fourth grader and have to deal with a gluten-free diet. I feel badly for her.

Madeline spent the night with me for New Year’s Eve and we had our own gluten-free party. Breakfast the next morning was Chex Gluten-Free Oatmeal — this is the back of the box.

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Madeline noticed the words on the back of the box and had a comment about the wording. “Gluten free DUMB is more like it. Because celiac is.”

Yep, Madeline, I would have to agree.

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1. smilecalm - January 11, 2015

wishing you both
good fortune,
wise choices
& happiness 🙂

Christine Coleman - January 11, 2015

Thank you very much!


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