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Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 6:29am
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Truthfully, I am glad dd sees the commercials as she is learning to recognize the packaging for foods that are dangerous for her. We say eewww and yuck and laugh about it a bit, but I tell her if she ever sees that at a friend's home it is peanuts, or PB, or whatever. So she learns from seeing the products on TV. becca

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 8:09am
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Quote:Originally posted by TeddyAlly:
[b]Ok, it is just me...It drives me crazy to see commercials or programs where kids are eating pbj or nuts. I dont know what my problem is or how to correct my way or viewing the commercials and shows. Anyone else ever feel this way?
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Nope.. doesn't bother me at all. I actually think, "lucky them" they get to eat one of my favorite foods in the world and my girls can never even know what it tastes like.

Posted on: Thu, 03/23/2006 - 10:19pm
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Thank you all for letting me know I am not alone...I am not crazy. I too get very mad at the commercials and I know it is because dd will never get to try these things. It is sad, but at least keeping her from them will keep her safe.
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Posted on: Fri, 03/24/2006 - 4:11am
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I cringe whenever I see peanuts anywhere--the supermarket, on TV, anyplace. It's like looking at poison.

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 2:20am
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You're not crazy. I'm worse. I get MAD. So does my DD (who might not even be allergic anymore... skin prick negative). I have been known to throw things at the TV when a Reese's commercial comes on.
I get MAD when people start ranting about how they need to BAN this or that because it MIGHT harm someone. Guess what, all your MIGHTS can kiss my butt. There's something out there which HAS killed people... outright KILLED them, and we have to fight school systems just to get a peanut free table?
MAD is what I get. And queasy, and nauseous and annoyed. And sometimes even sad. My DS and DD were both PA. My DD might have outgrown it. My DS... has got FA's and EA's now.
~phos
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Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 3:02am
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Its part of the process...
Eventually, it doesnt bother you anymore.
I dont know how long it takes though [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Jason
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Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 3:34am
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I dont get mad at all. I do get bummed that my daughter wont get to try all the great things made with peanuts, but thats ok. She's learning now that peanuts make her "sick". So whatever peanut comes on TV is good for me to show her what she cannot have. I definately dont want her to be mad about it.
The fact of the matter is PA's are still a small percentage of the population, and peanuts are BIG business. There will always be a BIG market for peanuts on TV and on store shelves. Therefore, I feel its not something to get mad at, its something to accept and move on.
I should note that this does not reflect my opinion on schools...thats a different argument. This only applies to TV and getting mad about whats on TV.
Tim

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Quote:Originally posted by TarynsDad:
[b]I should note that this does not reflect my opinion on schools...thats a different argument. This only applies to TV and getting mad about whats on TV[/b]
I have a bad habit of getting mad at what's on TV, from crappy programming, to annoying shows, to inappropriate commercials (can anyone say Girls Gone Wild??? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] ) Flipping from one news show about how people are suing to have this or that banned outright cuz someone MIGHT be harmed by it to a luscious commercial containing joyful kids indulging on peanut candies... I'm sorry, it does **** me off.
Nobody really wonders too much WHY I pretty much ONLY watch the Sci-Fi channel, do they? No Enzite commericals, no Girls Gone Wild, and last time I checked, no kids eating peanut butter candies. Just nice, relaxing, ESCAPISM.
~phos

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 4:31am
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How about Peeps Gone Wild?? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 4:41am
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Too funny, Jason! I can't believe all the bids that chick has!!!
I used to get really upset even talking about nuts and peanuts, and in stores I still get nervous for my son with all the nut products everywhere, but then I met a woman who's son has life-threatening allergies to milk and I realized what my house and life must look like to her...then I calmed down a bit and realized it is ok to educate people and speak up, but not to take it as a personal attack when someone (who doesn't know about my son's allergies) offers me something with nuts in it.
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