I have reached this point when I am this close to snapping! Really!
I am so so bugged with people judging me because your skin is bad! The doctor mentions atopic dermatitis and says we just need to keep moisturing your skin. Nothing else is needed as of now! Unfortunately you are still looking like ‘Rudolf the red cheeked reindeer’ and there is nothing I can do about it!
I have been patiently answering everyone…
Yes its an allergy
No I dont know what is causing it
Yes we have shown it to a doctor
No he hasnt adviced any medicines
Yes we plan to do an allergy test
No we cant do it now since she is too young
So on and so forth!
I am really fed up telling folks NOT to touch your cheeks! I know its normal human reaction to touch a kid’s cheeks (actually I am abnormal I never touch any kid’s face…am too scared!
but when you see the kid’s cheeks so red and rough…wouldnt you rather avoid touching them?
The skin doesnt seem to bother you at all, but as a mother, sometimes, I feel so helpless….like I did something wrong and this happened!
Your N masi gave me a big lecture the other day about stop feeling guilty and even my kid had it and just dont get too worked up! I did feel a bit better after that…
I dont know,kid, what to do. As of now I am just patiently answering questions and telling people all the time not to touch your cheeks. Funnily the kids need to be told only once, after that they dont touch…but the adults….sigh!
On top of that, I get advice on what can be applied, how my leaving you and going to work may cause some distress and this is a reaction to that, how am I going to leave you at the daycare from next month onwards!
I hope and pray you get better soon
Love and Hugs