By Anonymous - 30/09/2009 15:39 - United States
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Basically this. If you're babysitting, particularly as a favour with little experience, you expect the parents to be responsible enough to warn you of any medical conditions the children have. It's a total fail on behalf of the parents: what if the OP had given the child something containing chocolate, which was then eaten unknowingly? The outcome would have been exactly the same, and would be due to a simple lack of presence of mind.
I have severe milk allergies that send me into anaphalactic (sp?) shock. I don't expect my parents to be taking care of me or following me around or telling me what to eat. They haven't because they never really bothered to understand it. From the time I was about 4 I knew the words Lactose, Milk, caseinate and casein and could read ingredients very well.
YDI = you deserved it...and my nephew is severely allergic to everything, my whole family has allergies. My Brother and his wife tell everyone that he is allergic to this and that. They send him with letters telling the daycare what to do if he ingests milk, and peanuts. Glad they don't have those things in the house, or I would fail. But he knows what he doesn't eat, and knew from a very young age. Responsible parents would tell the babysitters that their kid was allergic to something. But then again, maybe they didn't know. But if that's the case, why has this kid never had chocolate before? Are they Vegan and scorn all dairy or animal products (ppl use milk in chocolate most times unless it's dark chocolate and milk comes from cows) But they would tell the OP *original poster* no dairy. Something's fishy here. Either highly negligent parents or babysitter who doesn't listen to parent's warnings...
obviously, the boss didn't know the kid was allergic to chocolate, alot of the time when you are allergic to a substance the idea of eating it puts you off even if you have never been exposed to it. (wich is probably why the kid didn't want any) so, this is nether OPs fault or the parents fault. this is just a bad situation. so, FYL OP
I don't think OP deserved it. The kid said "I don't want any" and OP simply said "you should try new things". She didn't put a gun to his head and force him to eat it. (This is coming from someone who ABHORS trying new things) If he had repeated that he didn't want it, that's a different story but apparently he didn't. And based on MY interpretation of this FML, it sounds like neither the kid nor the parents were aware of his allergy. And if the parents knew, shame on them for not alarming OP beforehand. So basically, OP was caught in a bad situation, so FYL.
whyyyyy is it whenever someone watches someone else's kids, they feel the need to pump them full of sugar so they're total maniacs and won't eat their meals when their parents come home? that shit drives me nuts.
My daughter's allergic to peanut butter. We found out when she had some when she was 2. According to her she's never had any because she doesn't remember what happened when she was 2 [she's 5 now]. Also, if for some reason the kid had an allergy test/screening the allergy could have shown up, even if they never ate any. Just saying.....
My mom always pisses me off when she tries to get me to eat something that I've never tried nor do I want to try. You fucking deserve it you idiot. The boss is partially to blame if he/she knew about the allergy and didn't tell you, but still, if someone doesn't want to try something, you don't forcefeed them you stupid twat.
This should be considered a form of abuse. It kind of was by force in my eyes, being that he didnt want any in the first place. Major YDI.
"...the youngest said he had never had chocolate..." Learn to read, people. Unless the kid was lying, there's no way the OP could have known.