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Hi I just joined up to FML after this comment got posted (as it was mine) and i just wanted to verify some things. a) my daughter only ate chocolate because a kid at school gave her some, even though her teachers know that she cant have any dairy b) I do keep all of the dairy in our house hidden c) she only spewed at 3am because she has late reactions, eg, around 12 hours after she eats the dairy please stop saying how im a bad parent. accidents happen.
By Widespread - / Wednesday 18 November 2009 08:43 / Australia
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Hi I just joined up to FML after this comment got posted (as it was mine) and i just wanted to verify some things. a) my daughter only ate chocolate because a kid at school gave her some, even though her teachers know that she cant have any dairy b) I do keep all of the dairy in our house hidden c) she only spewed at 3am because she has late reactions, eg, around 12 hours after she eats the dairy please stop saying how im a bad parent. accidents happen.

#1 and #2 clearly have no children. Parents can do their best and their children will still find ways around obstacles when they're determined to do so. The good news is that natural consequences of her actions will help this little girl think twice before dis-obeying the rule about eating an item with dairy in it in the future.

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That's exactly what I wondered. Why is there even chocolate in the house? If you want to eat it that's fine, but don't you think you should put it somewhere a 5 year old cannot access?

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#1 and #2 clearly have no children. Parents can do their best and their children will still find ways around obstacles when they're determined to do so. The good news is that natural consequences of her actions will help this little girl think twice before dis-obeying the rule about eating an item with dairy in it in the future.

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The best parents are those who don't yet have children. You'll see....it's not as easy as just locking something away and keeping an eagle eye on them. Kids are smart and find ways to get what they want.

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Who's to say the OP didn't take precautions to keep the chocolate away from her daughter? Come back after your kids are teens and you won't be nearly so critical of this parent.

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You idiots expect them to lock their kids away from all outside influences? 5 year old's do go to school, and they have friends that they occasionally associate with outside of their parents supervision. It's impossible for the parent to supervise every second of every day of the child's life. It's damned easy for a kid to find chocolate. Think back to when you were a kid, if your parents banned you from doing something, then you damn well found a way to do it. If you didn't then you sucked a

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Kids clothes have pockets don't they? "Here's a piece of chocolate, but you can't eat it at school." Kids puts it in her pocket. Goes home, forgets about it, goes to bed. Wakes up at 1 to use the bathroom. Remembers chocolate in her pocket. Eats it. A few hours later she's puking all over the bathroom. And to those of you talking about locks. Either you have a key lock (in which case you child could find the keys when you're asleep) or a combination lock (if you are good at remember

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First of all, your post makes me think you think all chocolate has milk in it. It doesn't. Only milk chocolate does; dark and unsweetened chocolate do not. Secondly, YDI for not properly watching your daughter or putting stuff out of her reach that is bad for her, or keeping her in a school that won't properly watch her. Third, but the kid some unsweetened chocolate for goodness sakes.

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Im lactose intolerant, and i dont think people realise how hard life is with that allergy... I cant eat chocolate, cake, other delicous desserts like ice cream, snack bars and mashed potato, milk (for cereal), rice pudding, and a TON of other stuff that you wouldnt even realise has lactose in.. We need some kind of charity for us people PLEASE FYL and FML Thankyou

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Agreed. Speaking as someone who's actually allergic to milk (as in my body has problems with the protein in milk, rather than simply not being able to digest the milk sugars), lactose intolerance is an annoyance at worst. If you're smart, avoid milk, and buy some of the better substitutes out there, it's not a huge problem. There's actually some really great soy ice creams, and at this point, I've found I like soy milk far better than the original.

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You can hide the chocolate up high, or just hidden away so your child can't find it. My brother has a nut allergy, actually, and we keep everything that may contain nuts in a box up high so he can't access it; plus he knows he isn;t supposed to eat it and he is 3. So, yes, it's easy to hide things away. I bet the OP and all the other people manage to keep christmas presents hidden away; same principle really.

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The people saying YDI clearly don't have kids and I really can't wait until you do. Lactose intolerence doesn't always make you sick straight away. She could have had it earlier in the day, or like people have said, gotten it earlier in the day and kept it in her pocket. She could have gotten it at school from a student teacher who wouldn't know even if the OP had informed the school, or another kid, or a friends house, or a shop keeper when she was out with a friend or school visit, or a neighb

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Hey retard im not being an attention whore And how would you feel if you walked into thorntons with your mates and then after looking at all the differant mouth watering chocolates you came to realisation that you cant have any and that you should stick to "soya chocolate" that tastes like your girlfriends ass. So FYL for not having emotions to less fortunate people like myself. O and should i say im allergic to dairy Now go to bed Win + 10

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#40, you are lucky that 'high up' works in your house. Most children if they want something high up will learn to climb. Do you know how frighting it is to wake up in the middle of the night, to see your 4 year old sister on top of some boxes, which are on a plastic kids chair, which are on an empty laundry basket that was tipped up? It was the scariest thing I'd ever seen, and it didn't help that it was at the top of the stairs. She slept in my room that night, simply because I was afraid she'd

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the pleb, shut the fuck up you attention-grasping whore. nobody really cares that you cant have choclate with your friends. boo hoo somebody call a wahmbulance. i have acid reflux and i have food restrictions too along with a kajillion other people with similar issues. "We need some kind of charity for us people PLEASE" fucking get over yourself and live with it .

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Damn fuckyear if that was an exam id of gave you an A* but unfortunately its a cheap site called fml, so maybe you want to keep your hardworking witty comments to yourself. There SHOULD be a charity for lactose intolerence so we can afford to buy soya chocolate because soya chocolate costs a lot more then normal chocolate. Besides that there isnt a good variety of soya chocolate like normal chocolate.. in fact i have seen NO soya chocolate that contains something else nice like capuccino f

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She isn't lactose intolerant if she threw up from a piece of chocolate I am severely lactose intolerant, and I eat chocolate all the time with little effect Plus, lactose intolerant people don't vomit, they have diarrhea...if she is vomiting, she is allergic to something in the chocolate other than milk.... FAKE

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Hey 69, there's a company called Plamil who make a half decent soya alternative to milk chocolate, it's a tad more Galaxy than Dairy Milk, but you should be able to find it in most Holland & Barrett's.

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We did, after we caught her climbing, but before that we assumed that high up was safe from a four year old. I was pointing out that very few places are safe from a child who wants something.

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Get over it. Sometimes I wish I could drink chocolate milk, but since I'm another lactose intolerant person, I can't. Doesn't mean I have a hissy fit for having to drink soymilk. Chocolate isn't that great anyways. If you want chocolate THAT badly, you should probably be glad you can't eat it. It's probably keeping you from becoming a diabetic.

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@ ThePleb Pull your head out of your ass and learn to eat dark chocolate, which is by definition milk-free. And, perhaps, you may learn to read more comments and actually see this fact which had been posted before.

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wilshires - I won't assume things if you don't. Assuming the OP is a bad parent for her school aged kid getting something that's highly appealing to kids and readily available in a lot of places outside of the house where the OP doesn't have much control(school, after school classes, friends houses) is just stupid and pretty bitchy.

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Twinkle: I actually agree with #1, #2 and wilshires. I am a parent with a 6 year old son with PKU (Phenylketonuria). This is a condition that does not allow a person to digest foods with an amino acid called phenylalanine in it. This is found in so many foods like eggs, meat, dairy, breads, pasta and even foods with aspartame in it. Aspartame is a fake sweetener like Splenda and is found in fruit juices, diet drinks, Kool-Aid and several other products kids would love. I do everything in

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#30 my mother is lactose intolerent. she doesnt mind because she takes something called a milk pill the lesses the effects.have you ever tried them

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you might be unknowingly eating chocolate without dairy in it. my friend is severely lactose intolerant and she gets really sick with even the slightest bit of dairy.

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That's not true #99, my mom is lactose intolerant, and whenever she eats something with lactase in it, she is usually in the bathroom in and out for a while. The 5 year old could have had chocolate at a friends house around dinner time, or as a desert, so when she went back to her house and went to bed she was asleep and couldn't complain about stomach aches or gas. If the body can't digest something such as lactate, it could be possible to vomit depending on the severity of the condition.

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That would be great if you could get your profile pic to be a silhouette with Magritte's bowler hat. This is why it is so important to start teaching our children tolerance at a very young age. Intolerance can be very messy, so you have to teach your kid to accept people whether they are white, black, lactose, red, yellow or brown!

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Dear Vanni, I must respectfully disagree with the moderation of wafflemonger's comment. Many Americans and other English speakers are familiar with Rene Magritte's painting of a pipe that says "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" (This is not a pipe) and recognize that the comment was "This is not a comment." When Arnold Schwarzenegger said, "Hasta la vista, baby," would that be considered speaking Spanish or using a Spanish phrase that is well-known by many Americans?

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Yellow and red people??? Where the eff do you live!? Also to the OP, YDI its called being a parent, and teaching your kid she cant eat that. When your 5 your old enough to listen and comprehend things.

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midnight_rain, you miss the point. The joke was that I snuck in "lactose" in with all of the colors that we use to refer to people. Oh, never mind.

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It's kindof sad that people feel the need to nit pick on every flipping comment that perdix makes. Sarcastic humour people! I don't think everything is intended to be serious :)

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Oh trust me it can happen...there was an event at the place that I work and when I went to use the bathroom I found that someone had literally shit ALL over the walls, the toilet, the table next to the toilet, and had even managed to get it behind the toilet. So believe me, it is definitely possible.

I think her daughter threw up, actually. And it's obvious that kids find out how to get what they want, whether it's hidden or not. Remember, the OP was cleaning at 3am. The little girl may have snuck out of bed and stolen the candy. It's stupid of you to accuse her mother of being a bad parent just because she had some chocolate in the house. My boyfriend has been allergic to nuts since he was a child, and his mother always kept a jar of cashews because she liked them. He was 9 when he foun

wow I agree with #16 shes five years old that it old enough to know what shes doing. just because her daughter is is lactose doesnt mean she has to get rid of everything in the house that has milk. come one people I bet if it happend to you, you would have a different opinion.

Ok. First of all, #18, it takes hours for lactose intolerance to take effect, because the food has to be digested for the lack of enzyme to take effect. The worst attack I ever had happened when I was 8 and I was up all night because I couldn't lie down, but it didn't start to happen happen until at least midnight. Secondly, this must be an extremely serious case of lactose intolerance, because the milk content in chocolate (if not combined with other dairy products) is generally not enough to c

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Lonely_Lez, I'm sorry you are lactose-intolerant. I hope you don't miss dairy products too much. I could have made a very mean, but very funny joke at your expense, but I like you so much, I will refrain. Maybe, one day, we'll get together and get very drunk and then I will tell you this joke and you'll hate me. Fortunately, when we sober up, you will have forgotten it and we will still be friends. ;)

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No, I skip a few from time to time. I really don't spend a lot of time writing comments. Some of my detractors will say, "Yeah, it shows." While my fans like my quick wit.

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