Peanut Butter Short Story

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It all began when I was four years old: this event that would bring worry and hardship into my family for seven years. A few days after my sister’s second birthday, my parents decided to introduce her to peanut butter. I was happily enjoying a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, when my sister started grabbing at it. The doctor said to wait to introduce babies to peanuts until they are two years old, and since my sister had recently turned two, my mom decided to let my sister try a bite of peanut butter. Much to my dismay, she tore a piece off my sandwich and fed it to my sister. My sister then went back to playing for a while until I heard my mom gasp and say, “Honey, get down here! Somethings wrong with Cameron’s face.” My dad then ran down…show more content…
They tested her and found out she was allergic. This was when everything changed. They went home and started throwing away everything that even was processed with peanuts. All my favorite candies and foods going into the trash. I had no idea at the time that they would never return until I was eleven years old. They then said to me, “Brooks, the doctor said that Cameron can’t have peanuts anymore, because they can make it so she can’t breathe. From now on, don’t eat anything with peanuts to keep her safe.” I was disappointed by this, but it didn’t mean much to my four year old…show more content…
One of the funniest instances of this was when my extended family was gathering for Christmas. My dad and two uncles were at the store shopping for food. This was soon after we discovered the allergy, so they were being extra careful to read every label and not buy anything so much as processed in a plant with peanuts. They went all through the aisles with not a single peanut containing item, but when they went to check out, one of my uncles grabbed an actual bag of peanuts and put it in the cart. When my dad stopped him, everyone died laughing because of the absurdity of what he tried to do. It was a hilarious moment that happened because of the
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