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Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2001 - 12:42am
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pI just thought you guys would get a little chuckle out of this. I was telling a co-worker how my very active 2 year old came downstairs a few seconds ahead of me the other morning - he pulled down the oven door and used it to boost himself up onto the sideboard, he opened the cookie jar and when I came downstairs he had two fists full of cookies he intended to eat for breakfast. I had to pry them out of his hands. Anyway, my co-worker's reaction was "he can eat cookies even with his allergy?". Just another example of how misunderstood this allergy is./p

Posted on: Sun, 04/22/2001 - 11:15pm
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It is amazing as to how unaware people are. It is also ashame that when we do tell people they absolutly could care less. It goes in one ear and out the other. I was talking to someone one day and they bought the subject up not me. I am noticing the whole time this woman is actually looking around waving to someone else on the playground and never made a comment and went right over and talked to the other mom. just as if what we were talking about just was not as important as being seen with this popular mom would be. Take care and enjoy the cookies. claire

Posted on: Mon, 04/23/2001 - 12:15am
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I was out with friends last night and one of them was particularly tired. John said, we'll have to give you an adrenaline shot to perk you up, and I said, well I have one! John turned around and said "Yeah, we'll give you a shot in your heart Erik to get you going". Now, please bear in mind, he was really only joking, but I think the strange thing is that people automatically think of that Pulp Fiction scene when I say I have an adrenaline injection.
Maybe I should start calling in epeniphrin instead!

Posted on: Mon, 04/23/2001 - 12:31am
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Yes, Gwen - I get dumb comments like that as well. I put it down to ingorance (that's the "not-knowing" kind, not the "rude" kind [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] )

Posted on: Mon, 04/23/2001 - 2:59am
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Heather, is your oven bolted to the wall? If not, it could tip over on your son if he opens the oven door and stands on it. Ours is hooked to the wall with a short chain to keep it from tipping. Just something to be aware of.

Posted on: Mon, 04/23/2001 - 3:37am
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Gosh, I never thought of that. I'll have to ask my husband if it's bolted down or not. Thanks for the tip.

Posted on: Wed, 04/25/2001 - 4:53am
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Re: the oven thing - there was a woman a couple of years ago on Oprah whose preschooler had died when he climbed on the oven door and the whole thing fell on him. Since then, I've seen somewhere a device for this. It actually bolts into the floor and the back of the stove. As you slide the stove back against the wall after plugging it in, it locks in place. Can't remember where I've seen it, but [url="http://www.kidstuff.com"]www.kidstuff.com[/url] (the "Perfectly Safe" catalog) probably has it.

Posted on: Wed, 04/25/2001 - 5:30am
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Hi, How amazing that we went from cookies to the oven tipping over. Now that you mention it I know of a 2 year old a while ago that died from pulling over a television on himself. He was trying to turn up the tellytubbies. I had a man make a dumb peanut allergy comment 2 days ago. He made fun of a woman because he thinks she worries to much about her sons allergy and he is sick of hearing about it. I held my breath because I was getting so angry and it was not the right time to educate this man because I know it was going to take a lot and Christopher would have heard the whole argument. This man loves to P*** people off so I just considered the source and left it at that. Happy comments claire

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