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Posted on: Mon, 09/15/2003 - 10:32pm
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Posted on: Tue, 09/16/2003 - 7:44am
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This is so funny. I noted on anothr topic that my black daughter seems to be the only one and I hope it's not my ancestry ( eruopean ) that she got it from. I'm IRISH!

Posted on: Fri, 08/06/2004 - 1:02pm
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Posted on: Sat, 08/07/2004 - 12:28pm
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I couldn't let this one pass me by =)
I'm 5'2 with a small frame (wish i could say it's a large frame, but it's just fat!). I have dark hair and green eyes. I'm Cherokee and Irish.
My dh is 5'10 and around 170. He's Polish. He has very light brown hair (blonde as a child) and blue eyes.
Ds has blonde hair and blue eyes. His eyelashes are a normal length [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 08/10/2004 - 1:18am
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this is really weird.
My DS is white blonde hair, blue eyes and the firs thing that everyone comments about are his long long eyelashes. I am also petite ..5'1" and 103 lbs. Crazy isn't it how much we all have in common.
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Posted on: Tue, 08/10/2004 - 12:37pm
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I just had to throuw this in here: last night my aunt was visiting and kept talking about the length of his eyelashes. And here I said they were a normal length. What do I know

Posted on: Tue, 08/10/2004 - 2:29pm
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Wow, the similarities are amazing! My PA son takes after dh who is -what else?- Irish: fair skin, blue eyes, and yes, lovely long eyelashes. I'm definitely a petite mom at barely 5 feet tall. Would love to see a study on this someday!

Posted on: Thu, 01/27/2005 - 4:25am
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Wow this is interesting, my son is light brown/blond, blue eyes & yes LONG eye lashes.

Posted on: Thu, 01/27/2005 - 4:35am
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I'm mostly Irish with some Russian and German thrown in and I'm 5'2", My dh is 100% Irish.
My ds with allergies is incredibly fair skinned, with light RED hair, huge blue eyes, and yes the eyelashes again. WEIRD.
His twin brother has dark hair, hazel eyes, not quite as light a compexion, but still the long eyelashes. He has no allergies.
Let the mystery connection continue.
Meg

Posted on: Thu, 01/27/2005 - 7:06am
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This is a very interesting topic. My son has a PA. I am Caucasian and my husband it Oriental. Our allergist told us that the chances of our children having allergies is based on if we have allergies and/or asthma. We both have allergies and I have asthma.
However I am petite, fair skinned. My son has dark hair, dark eyes dark skin but has a PA.
Somewhat off topic but related. When my daughter was born, she was a sent for a cystic fibrosis test. My pediatrician (sp?) told me that the chances of her having CF was slim because of our mixed races. Which surprised me!
I don't remember when I was younger ever hearing of anyone having a peanut allergy. So I belive it must have something to do with the environment or what we are eating (Processed Foods, pesticides etc)as well has the family's history.

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.

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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]
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum1/HTML/005564.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum1/HTML/005564.html[/url]
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Posted on: Sun, 07/03/2005 - 1:47am
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I can't believe that my previous answer was so succinct! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
My PA son has brown hair and brown eyes (sometimes they look hazel to me). My non-PA daughter has "dirty blonde" hair and brown eyes. Both of them have fair skin.
The eye lash thing - Jess has the most incredible eye lashes (actually Em does too but her's are lighter and she wears glasses so they don't get noticed as much and commented as much on).
Father has dark brown, almost black hair with red highlights through it, which I can see Jesse getting in his. Background is Scottish.
I have "dirty blonde" hair, fair skin, and although adopted, I do know that on my birth-Mother's side I'm of Irish descent.
I've had environmental allergies all of my life and apparently had one asthma attack as a child. Father developed environmental allergies later in life (35+).
Never heard of any anaphylactic or other allergies (aside from environmental) on Father's side of the family until my daughter was diagnosed with amoxicillin allergy last year. Then, much mumblings about bee sting allergies and 'cillin allergies on his side of the family.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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My family is of Scottish/welsh/Ukranian/Polish decent. My husband is Egypt decent, my children are mullatto and both have food allergies. My husband has an allergy to Trace brazil nuts.
So I guess we throw a hitch in the theory of pale, blond hair blue eye'd kids lol. I was quite tanned as a child and only blondish from the sun. Hazel eyes.
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Posted on: Mon, 07/04/2005 - 7:20am
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Our stats:
Our PA son has strawberry-blond hair, blue eyes, and very long eyelashes. He's a smart little munchkin, for being only 21 months old.
I am half Irish, half eastern European, and petite.
My hubbie is half Italian, other half mutt: English, German, Irish, Dutch, French.
There are no other food allergies in either family. My mother, however, who is 100% Irish, is allergic to penicillin.
Interesting!!

Posted on: Mon, 07/04/2005 - 8:49am
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I'm less than 5'4" - small frame - dark brown hair.....OK... so it's got some gray in it too. Olive skinned - tan easily and not much in the way of eyelashes - eyebrows, etc.
Non-PA son and granddaughter both red-heads. My mother's side is all Irish. My father's side - English with a bit of Scottish & German thrown in. Still trying to determine if my g.g.grandfather on dad's side was Maori or European.
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Posted on: Tue, 07/05/2005 - 8:22am
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Hi....how interesting....
My PA daughter is very very petite for 13yrs old, very fair skin, white-blonde hair and incredible eyelashes too. And she is very advanced academically too. (she asthma, excema and has most EA's too)
I am 5.4" very petite, and fair skinned with asthma and EA's.
We are both English (well cornish actually)

Posted on: Fri, 07/08/2005 - 8:01pm
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Hi, this looks interesting,
I'm 5'1'' (nearly!), with black hair and blue eyes, and skin that tans quite well. My sister more fits in here - blonde, fair eyes and fair hair and skin. She's taller than me though, probably 5'6'', but then it seems I'm an official shorty! lol.
My mother is short too (but taller than me) with brown hair and blue eyes and very fair skin. We are all 100% welsh.
Take care
Rach

Posted on: Sat, 07/09/2005 - 1:23am
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Here's ours:
My PA DD is 10 and has long dark brown hair with reddish highlights and dark brown eyes. She has olive skin and tans easily.
My oldest DS and youngest DD have the same coloring (dark hair, dark eyes) and my 2 middles (1 DS and 1 DD) have the same coloring (dk blonde and hazel eyes). No food allergies on these guys, just the youngest.
Both DH and I are dark brown hair and Dh has hazel eyes and I have brown. 5'3" and I'm not revealing my weight because its not where I want to be! DH is 6'. Both sons are 5'11", 14 yo DD is 5'2" and youngest DD is about 4'9".
I am all Italian and DH is 1/2 Italian (mom's side), 1/4 English and 1/4 Irish. So that makes my kids 75% Italian. Our last name sounds English, so I've often thought of adding an "e" to the end of our name to make it more Italian!

Posted on: Sat, 07/09/2005 - 6:24am
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Ok, I'll fess up. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
I am fair skinned, dark brown hair, 5'6". I am 1/4 Irish, and 3/4 German. Hazel eyes.
My husband is average complexion, was born a tow-head, but now is dark brown, 6'1". He is also 1/4 Irish and a mix of German and Polish. Blue eyes.
My PA and DA son was born at 9lb. 8oz. He has always been tall for his age (he is almost 5), but he's a skinny little thing (not scrawny). He is almost as white as a ghost, with hazel eyes and red hair. He appears to be quite smart, but has problems applying himself to things he doesn't find interesting (which seems to be everything recently) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
My non-FA daughter is a bit petite, with dishwater blond hair and blue eyes. Normal skin, except for bouts of mild ecxema. She will be 2 in September. She also seems to comprehend things quite well, but is in speech therapy because she doesn't seem to want to talk. Went thru the same thing with my son. He was only in therapy for 6 months - caught up quick!
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Posted on: Fri, 09/29/2006 - 12:10am
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Re-raising & linking to current question:
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Logan PA does have light hair and pale skin,but there are no relatives with this same allergy.
I am allergic to penecillin and my husband has cat and sesonal allergies,but that's it.
It could be if any family has allergies of any kind their is more likely hood of allergies in general to be passed down.
But i don't believe in the different nationalitys having more or less we are all colorful people and regardless we all get allergies.
it's all ment to be if your supposed to get the allergie ,your supposed to get it.
It"s very unfortunate for us who have Pa or are living with it. I'm not PA , but my son is and we all say we are the PA family.
as a reply my son is very bright and no lie was saying please and thankyou at 11 months, but i still feel all this about race and color of hair has nothing to do with this allergy.
Natasha

Posted on: Fri, 09/29/2006 - 3:37am
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This has been interesting to read over. My son doesn't necessarily fit in to the trend of stats listed in this post...
He is almost 3 years old; 35 pounds and half Spanish and half Black. He DOES have really long eyelashes.
I agree that more money, time and energy must be spent in sorting all of this stuff out.

Posted on: Fri, 09/29/2006 - 11:46am
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This is very interesting...both my husband and I have alot of Irish/Scottish ancestry, mine is mixed with Cherokee and his is mixed with German...I am 5'2 amd could have Petite Mom Syndrome if I could lose a "few" lbs...My Husband is 6'1, his mother and brothers are very tall...(one brother is 6'4)...I have several allergies, my husband has none.
My non-PA son looks as if he could be Irish...He has dirty blonde hair and hazel eyes, on the short side, lanky, and VERY fair skin, very easily sunburned...he is also very academically gifted...he has some moderate enviromental allergies
my PA DD (who also has asthma) has light brown hair, hazel eyes, and medium skin...she is also gifted, but more artisticly than academically...She is also very tall for her age...Both have very long lashes...
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Posted on: Fri, 09/29/2006 - 12:02pm
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I had an african american co-worker who was asthmatic and allergic to peanuts.
My child is half caucasian - scotch/english and half european jewish. My husband has a brother and I have a sister who get itchy when they eat oranges -brother gets a rash. My sister has eczema. But no one has had severe food allergies on either side and neither of us is particularly allergic.

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Quote:Originally posted by jh5000:
[b]I've often thought about this as well - this doesn't speak to ethnicity, but we went to a food allergy support group picnic recently and my husband made the comment, "It looks like peanut allergy is carried on the 'petite mom' gene". And he's right - 95% of the moms there were short and small-framed.
Another thing I've noticed is a lot of p.a. kids and/or their parents have fair skin, and many are redheads, myself included.
Anyone else made similar observations?[/b]
Well, I'm 5'11" here but both my kids are extremely fair-skinned.
Barb

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Quote:Originally posted by Concerned Mom:
[b]I find this thread VERY interesting! Our son is 3 1/2 years old and PA. I am of Hungarian descent with brown hair and hazel eyes. My only allergy is to house dust. My husband however is of Irish descent, very fair, blue eyes and red hair. Everyone comments on how our son looks just like his dad (very fair). He also has extremely long eyelashes (which neither his father or I have!) Since finding out about our son's PA, we have also learned that at least 4 relatives on my husband's side also have PA. I think we may be on to something with the Irish background commonality! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img][/b]
Both my kids are born and raised in Ireland and while I'm American (back to the Mayflower) their father is 100% Irish. PA is very common in UK in particular where the rate is 1 in 100 now I believe.
And both boys have the most incredibly long eyelashes. People always comment on them.
Barb
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Can I ask if we have any posters who are of African or Caribbean descent? I ask this because I saw an interesting documentary a few years ago that said theat allergic conditions basically didn't exist in African countries. The theory was that in western societies we have over-cleansed and sterilized our environment so that our immune system isn't "exercised" as it should be, i.e. never exposed to dirt (in the literal sense). The show went on to hypothesize that there might actually be some sort of bacteria (I think it was bacteria though it could have been fungii, it was a few years ago) in African soil (large portions of it) that acted as a sort of vaccine against allergic conditions.
Plus there is a higher degree of general disease in African countries and the immune systems of the population are given a thorough work out.
I wish I could remember the details of this show. It was very interesting. I even considered moving!
Barb

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Well so much for the petite mom theory. I am 5'8", husband is 6'8".
BUT my child is fair and has red highlights in his fair hair.
jewish/scotch/english PA kid
birth environment -- not overly neat or clean

Posted on: Sat, 09/30/2006 - 11:56pm
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I am 5' and very petite, blonde hair, blue eyes. DH is 6'4 dark hair & eyes. Our DS who is 8 is already about 55" tall, has dirty blonde hair, hazel eyes.
I come from German, Irish, Some Cherokee Indian. DH comes from English, Cherokee Indian.
This thread is very interesting.
When DS was born, our house was somewhat under remodeling, it was clean, but could be dusty at times.

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I am 5', very petite, blue eyes, blonde hair and come from German, Irish, Cherokee Indian decendants.
DH is 6'4", Dark hair and eyes from English, Irish, Cherokee Indian Decendants.
DS is 8 and is already about 55" tall with dirty blonde hair and hazel eyes.
There is a town nearby called Fort Lee and there is a huge Asian population there. Apparently, the food allergies are very common in this area?

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Quote:Originally posted by barb1123:
[b]Can I ask if we have any posters who are of African or Caribbean descent? I ask this because I saw an interesting documentary a few years ago that said theat allergic conditions basically didn't exist in African countries. The theory was that in western societies we have over-cleansed and sterilized our environment so that our immune system isn't "exercised" as it should be, i.e. never exposed to dirt (in the literal sense). The show went on to hypothesize that there might actually be some sort of bacteria (I think it was bacteria though it could have been fungii, it was a few years ago) in African soil (large portions of it) that acted as a sort of vaccine against allergic conditions.
Plus there is a higher degree of general disease in African countries and the immune systems of the population are given a thorough work out.
I wish I could remember the details of this show. It was very interesting. I even considered moving!
Barb[/b]
I have two PA/TNA coworkers - one from the Dominican Republic, the other from El Salvador.
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Bump

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I want to add my stats... I am 5'8 dark brown hair now(was born blonde) lighter skin, but I do tan nicely, brownish/hazel eyes. Hubby is 6'3 salt a pepper hair now(was born blonde) and very fair, burns terribly, hazel/green eyes. Oldest is dirty blonde(was a toe-head) fair skin, hazel/green eyes and very tall(she's in 2nd grade and the same size of many 4th and 5th grade boys int he neighborhood). 2nd oldest is blonde(was toe-head) and very fair, burns easy, blue eyes. He is always 50% for size. 3rd born is a big boy too(usually 80% for size) blonde(toe-head), brown eyes and medium skin, he tans super nice! And the youngest is still a toe-head with bluish/hazel eyes and she is very petite, currently 5%.
I'll have to read this more, it's pretty interesting! Thanks for raising
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Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

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Intriguing thread ... thanks for the bump. The petite Mom theme is bizarre. They truly seem to be over-represented and I'll add to it ... my wife if 5'2", 100 pounds. (I'm 6'0, 185.) My spidey-sense says that can't really be a factor but alas I have no data to support that.
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Posted on: Sat, 03/17/2007 - 9:48pm
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No petite mom here either, nor dad. I'm 5'7", DH is 6'. No one in my immediate family is under 5'5", although DH's mom is about 5'1" or 5'2". Don't know for sure except she is shorter than my 12- and 15-year old daughters.

Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2007 - 2:47am
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Can't quite imagine I've never replied to this thread in all the years....
We're all very, [i]very[/i] fair.
No petite mom here, though.... I'm 5'7" and DH is 6'.
We all have pale skin-- mine and DD's so fair it is almost transparent. All blue eyes too-- DD's are an deep indigo, DH's a light ocean-blue, and mine are a Welsh slate (they appear different colors depending upon what I am wearing-- green/grey or blue).
DH is Scots and English, I am mostly Welsh, with a bit of Irish-Cherokee. I do not have "Cherokee eyes"-- but my Mom does.
DD is highly to profoundly gifted. (Much moreso than either DH or I.) She is in 5th grade now and is 7-- though she doesn't find the work very hard, to be honest.

Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2007 - 3:49am
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This is so interesting! Here are our stats:
I am of Scottish/Irish descent, very skinny, 5'6", brown hair but reddish tint and it was super blonde as a child, extrememly fair skin (I say I glow), tons of freckles, blue eyes and long lashes. I have major environmental allergies and drug allergies. I am also lactose intolerant.
Hubby is Scottish, very thin, 5'9", light brown hair but white blonde as a child, light green eyes, fair skin but has darkened over the years, some freckles and long lashes. He has environmental allergies and drug allergies. He has had asthma since childhood.
Riley, our son, is thin, just under 3 feet at almost 3 y/o, white blonde hair that is turning more reddish blonde, super fair skin and has been getting a few freckles here and there, bright blue eyes, and super long lashes! He is allergic to PN, avoiding TN, strawberries, penicillin, sulfa and was lactose intolerant at birth but has since outgrown. He also has bad environmental allergies and we are waiting to be checked for astma which I am sure is positive.

Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2007 - 4:06am
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What's interesting to me most, is in the thread *In Memory* this smaller, fair skin etc... characteristics, doesn't much apply...I look at those faces and see the far to many differnt types of people this effects.
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)
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Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2007 - 6:57am
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I wanted to get in too! Here are the stats:
I am 5'7", reddish blonde hair very fair skin, burn easily.
DH is 6' dark hair medium skin that tans easily. we are both very Dutch and I have a smidge of German.
two older daughters are blonde and fair but seem to tans more easily than me.
DS is blonde and fair haven't much time to find out if he tans easily or not!!
4th kid DD light brown hair blue eyes, hasn't been out in the sun yet!!
We all have very blue eyes.
this is interesting.
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Kara mom to 4, wife to 1
Elise 5- (eczema, NKA)
Mary 3- (egg, peanut, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, organge, avoiding: tree nuts, shellfish, most dairy, eczema)
Franklin 21 mos- (eczema, NKA)
Cecelia 4 mos-(NKA)
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Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2007 - 10:47am
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I saw the list of children with allergies at ds's school.....I could only pronounce 2 of the names. There were Indian, Chinese, and Japanese children on the list. Of the two children that I know the best...DS ...is very fair, I am so NOT petite at 5 foot 9+ and have english/german heritage....DH is same height with scottish heritage and hazel eyes. The other child that I know well is Jewish and I really don't know his heritage but has light olive skin and beautiful hazel eyes.

Posted on: Sat, 09/01/2007 - 5:50am
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I admit to first associating severe food allergies with Caucasian heritage and felt confident that my son, being 2/3 Asian, didn't have anything to worry about. I was very wrong. After seeing the topic of Asian Americans with PA and knowing another Chinese family in real life that had to deal with their child's food allergies I have a harder time linking it to race.
It's weird. We let him play normally and get grubby as little boys do before the PA. He was such an otherwise healthy kid.

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