Thursday, April 22, 2010

Would the planet implode??

Do you ever have those moments you just want to take a have something that smells so good literally inches from your face, you just want to remember what the texture and the flavor is like? Would sirens suddenly sound, would the world look different, would Doctor Who come and save me with his Tardis and sonic screwdriver?

Obviously I know what would happen, I would feel like crap. I would be in the fetal position in my covers in bed in tears. And let me preface by saying, I would NEVER actually give in to it, but it doesn't mean I don't wonder. It is bizarre when you think about it, that we are told that we can never eat a certain type of food ever again. After almost 36 years of eating a certain way and is banned, it is contraband, it is poison to my body. But I can have the occasional dream, can't I?

Yesterday as I was picking up Z from school, she had some homemade cookies given to her for someone's birthday. As I was buckling her in, she had one in her hand and was about to take a bite. It could not have been more than 2 inches from my nose...I could smell the cookie smell and see the texture that all gluten-free cookies strive for. Part of me wanted to snatch it in my mouth like a wild animal just to see if I could even remember what a wheat cookie tasted like.

But like a sitcom, I only imagined the wild animal part and then was brought back to my senses and reality. My daughter is such a good girl that she left her cookie in the car since she knows I do not like gluten items in the house. I am so lucky to have such a supportive husband and daughter. They sure help make this easier than it could be and for that I am eternally grateful.

And why is that people call gluten-based foods the "normal" food. Like "it tastes just like a real bagel!" or "I made pancakes that tasted like normal pancakes!" Who determines which ones are the normal and real ones? Is there a committee?? Can I be on it?? Maybe the "normal" or "real" food is what we eat and the gluten-filled foods are striving to be as good as our food.

I am going to go enjoy another Udi's blueberry muffin, because you know what...they are better than the "normal" ones!

Happy Earth Day!

1 comment:

  1. Hehe, I LOVE IT!!! I have often wondered the same thing, especially after watching Food, Inc.! I am not so sure that the "normal," "real" gluten-foods people often refer to are really all that normal and real to begin with with, LOL!

    And yes, the Udi's muffins ARE better than the "normal" ones! :-)