May 10-16 is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Stop by the Food Allergy Awareness Network (FAAN) to learn more. All week I am going to post about my experiences with my son's peanut allergy. Don't let that scare you away. You might laugh a little. You might learn something. You will get to know my experience with my son's peanut allergy a little better.
Today I am participating in the True Story Tuesday meme. I am writing this late on Monday night while devouring a little bag of M&Ms. I bought these as a treat for myself. I have to be sure to get rid of the evidence. My 8 year-old loves M&Ms and my 5 year-old is not allowed to have them. Did you know that plain M&Ms are not safe for someone with a peanut allergy? That's a sad little fact that I wish wasn't true. They are processed on the same equipment as the peanut M&Ms.
On to my story... I thought about sharing about one of our peanut allergy scares. I might do that sometime this week. For now, I want you to know that there are times when my son's allergy makes us laugh. Kids are funny. I love it when they make me laugh about things that cause me stress.
This true story was originally posted on my family blog May of 2008.
I almost hesitated sharing this one. For anyone that doesn't have boys... this is just another day in a house with boys...
Today the boys were talking about getting hit or hitting in the privates. Then, Jonathan explains to David that part of his privates are called nuts. The rest of the conversation goes something like this.
[Jonathan] David HAS nuts! He isn't allergic to his nuts!!
[David] Momma!! Momma!! I have nuts... but not real nuts.
[Jonathan] No, David, they are nuts. They are real nuts. DAAAAAVID-You have nuts inside your body!
[David] I am NOT allergic to my nuts.
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