Thursday, February 21, 2008

Keep it on the Down Low

Sometimes I catch myself telling someone that Bella has a peanut allergy.

And then afterwards I think to myself "Should I have just shared that?"

At what point am I violating her privacy and possibly putting her in danger?

At what point do I stop being the watchdog?

Just wondering.

3 comments:

cath said...

oh my gosh - I feel the same way about telling people about my toddler's allergy! I used to blurt it out in conversation more and now I find myself stopping myself from doing that more and more.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree! I thought I was the only one who felt this conflicted; it is nice to see that I have company! I don't know if I am paranoid, but I do have a sick, protective feeling when I share this info about my 3 year old son. Am I violating his privacy? Should I not tell certain people because it could put his life in danger, potentially? Should I tell everyone in the world- the more I tell, the safer he is? I guess striking a balance is best...

Growing in Grace (Nicole) said...

I used to find that I worked it into conversations often too. Now I don't so much. My son is 7 and I only say something if it's relevant at the time. I found it's good to be careful so your child doesn't get labeled or known as the "peanut kid".