Three years on and I still have times when I get annoyed at having to be gluten free. Not very often. But now and again something triggers my sadness or my anger and I go through a wave of feeling sorry for myself all over again.
My husband, Haitch has recently been raving on to anyone who will listen (and that certainly isn’t me) about cronuts. A cross between a doughnut and a croissant (don’t wanna know). Crispy on the outside (tell someone who cares), deliciously soft on the inside (lalala hands over the ears).
Last weekend he dared to buy these cronuts while I was with him. I looked the other way when he got a cronut out of the bag and took it towards his open mouth.
Unfortunately my nose could still absorb the delicious smell.
Unfortunately my ears could still hear the delicate crack as he bit through the crispy outside.
After he had eaten two of these beautiful things, he told me how delicious they were!
And then that evening we were at Eden Park for the All Blacks vs South Africa rugby game. I have posted before about the lack of gluten free food at Eden Park but a comment had been left on my previous post that the pizza place based in Eden Park makes a gluten free pizza base. So while the others were greedily tucking into their burritos, I went on the hunt for the pizza place. I found it but unfortunately, they looked at me rather strangely when I asked if they had gluten free bases.
So I walked back to find the rest of my family, feeling hungry and just a bit annoyed with myself for not having eaten before I left home. Haitch tried to look slightly empathetic when I said there were no gluten free bases and then we walked on. Empathy quickly forgotten as Haitch turned to me, held out his burrito and said this tastes really good!
Then this morning I came across this blog written by a mum of an Australian teenage boy who has recently been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. I read through the entire blog and even three years on from my diagnosis I felt their pain, particularly with this post titled Gluten Free – the emotional roller coaster.