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Posted on: Tue, 06/28/2005 - 1:41pm
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Interesting thread! (raised by someone with short stubby eyelashes....)

Posted on: Tue, 06/28/2005 - 2:09pm
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Aidan has very long eyelashes, beautiful, big blue eyes & had fair blond hair that is darkening to an ash blonde. I am irish, scottish, cajun, & german. Also, 5'2"! My husband is pure cajun french and 6'5". The women on both sides of our family are small framed. Our DD has dark hair & green eyes with no food allergies to date. This is very interesting.
But, also, I ate peanutbutter like crazy when I was pregnant with DS.

Posted on: Tue, 06/28/2005 - 3:01pm
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My PA DD is blond with hazel eyes and, compared with us very fair family members, she always looks like she has a lovely light tan, so I guess that's a medium Caucasian complexion. She's very tall for her age and always has been, and she's thin. She is mostly Finnish, German and Swedish (with a little Norwegian, Danish, English, Irish, Swiss, French, Italian, German Jewish, and Cree thrown in). And she does have long eyelashes. I am of average to tall height. I was blonde, now I am brunette. DH has brown hair. No redheads in the family. We have allergies on both sides of the family (but no other food allergies, just intolerances), and we are German, Swedish, French, and Cree on both sides of the family. And DH and I were both gifted children.

Posted on: Tue, 06/28/2005 - 4:41pm
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Since my situation is different I will throw my info on here to break it up a bit.
I am Caucasian (3/4 German, 1/4 Irish,Scottish,Portugese) and dh is 100% Filipino. Ds follows his dad and has black hair and brown eyes. Skin is fairly light but nothing like me.
I am most definitely NOT petite and neither is any woman in my family. There are no FA's, asthma, or noticeable environmental allergies on my side. DH has mild environmental allergies, but no FA or asthma on his side either.
DS has eczema(sp? ok..usually a good speller but a little tired..lol), asthma, environmental allergies and is PA/TNA. We have NO idea where the heck these all came from since there is no family history.
So, I guess we don't exactly fit the mold, but an interesting theory nonetheless..
Angela

Posted on: Tue, 06/28/2005 - 11:35pm
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We are also mostly Irish with a little German, and Dutch My husband is also half Irish. I am not petite I'm 5'10" (tallness runs in my family my brother is 6'8") and my husband is about 6' even. All 3 of my children have blonde hair and blue eyes.
Allergies do not run in my family, I have a typical large Irish family I have about 28 cousins (at last count) My mother is the oldest of 9 kids and my sons PA is the first apperience of a food allergy in my entire family. I do however have a cousin who is also half African American who has severe Athsma.
We do have other allergies such as, I am allergic to bee stings and nyquil my oldest son is allergic to Penicillin My Father is also allergic to bee stings. But no food allergies on my side of the family at all.

Posted on: Wed, 06/29/2005 - 12:41am
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We are also mostly Irish (I am 3/4 Irish and 1/4 French) (my husband is Irish, other stuff (?) and Cherokee). Imagine that, with names like Bridget (named after my Irish Great Grandmother) and a husband named Patrick. I am blonde and petite. Our PA son, Shane, has blonde hair, fair complexion and blue eyes. Everyone in our family has blue eyes and is fair, although my husband has dark hair. My father (French) is a strawberry blonde.
Seems like many of us are related!!
Have a blessed day,
Bridget

Posted on: Wed, 06/29/2005 - 11:37am
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I'm Caucasian (swedish, german, scottish) 5'11" fair skinned, blue/green eyes, blonde/light brown hair, long eyelashes. I have environmental allergies.
Both my brothers have asthma, my parents both have environmental allergies, my mom has oral allergy syndrome. My father is allergic to aspirin.
My husband is 5'9" Puerto Rican, olive skin, brown eyes, curly dark brown hair, allergic to aspirin.
My husband's sister has food allergies (soy, shrimp, corn, carrot) and multiple chemical sensitivities, asthma.
The kids are pretty fair skinned, but tan easily. They have brown hair, brown eyes, long lashes. Both have food allergies. My daughter has environmental allergies and is also allergic to penicillin.
We are an allergic family, but the good thing is that all the family members really "get it" about the kids' food allergies!
Cathy

Posted on: Wed, 06/29/2005 - 11:54am
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My PA son is African-American. He is little, but that is partially because he has sickle cell disease as well. He does have long eyelashes though [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img].

Posted on: Sat, 07/02/2005 - 11:32pm
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Well, the Mc in my username is in part of my name (my last name isn't McCobbre), and my family on my father's side was traced back to Scotland, England, and Switzerland. My mother gave me the background I was so proud of as a tomboy: Cherokee. I was very petite as a child with blond hair and red highlights that has turned brunette (and now with many touches of gray). DH has a Scots history, too.
DS has brown hair (it's darkened over his 7 years) and hazel eyes (from his paternal grandmother with a Scottish surname) and seemed to inherit DH's grandfather's height. DS has always been in the 95-100th percentile for height. And with his fingers, he should be playing the piano.
As far as the possible link with giftedness, DH is very gifted--possibly not profoundly, but very gifted. And that has served us very well with PA. He started to read at 39 months and is very, very rules oriented (which I've read can be characteristic of gifted kids). So he's been reading labels and refusing food from early on. :-)
I would think that heritage rather than giftness would be more relevant, though.

Posted on: Sun, 07/03/2005 - 12:06am
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Quote:Originally posted by McCobbre:
[b]As far as the possible link with giftedness, DH is very gifted--possibly not profoundly, but very gifted. And that has served us very well with PA. He started to read at 39 months and is very, very rules oriented (which I've read can be characteristic of gifted kids). So he's been reading labels and refusing food from early on. :-)
I would think that heritage rather than giftness would be more relevant, though. [/b]
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