Holy Flying Peanuts

Posted on: Thu, 08/19/2004 - 8:22am
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Okay, so not a big deal and probably absolutely nothing I can do about it because it concerns a whole neighbourhood of apartment buildings.

Have already mentioned here somewhere that since moving back to Toronto and into the area I'm living in, I have found peanut shells all over the streets and even on the stairs leading up to my apartment building.

I noticed the other day in the grocery store, they sell extremely large bags of peanuts (and c'mon this isn't the first grocery store I've been in in 6 years, so this is odd - the large bags of peanuts I mean).

I live in a mostly Polish neighbourhood but also in a neighbourhood that is all apartment buildings (I won't say a "jungle" because it's not quite).

I don't know if it's something to do with this area and it being Polish, or it having to do with all of the apartment buildings or what. Why such large bags of peanuts at the grocery store (aside from the open bushel baskets of them as well)?

Anyway, just doing the dishes now looking out my kitchen window (which my DH thought would be a bonus to me and I guess he is correct [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] ) and into the parking lot where I can look out, holy flying peanuts! Someone on one of the balconies is throwing peanuts down for the birds and the squirrels.

A car drives up and parks in the garage and a young girl gets out and watches the squirrels and sparrows eat the unshelled peanuts. She stoops down and throws some to creatures further away. She also decides that she's going to crack a few and eat them herself.

All I can think of are all these peanut shells!

Has anyone had a reaction to touching a peanut shell?

I know that Jesse has already come in from playing once to change his shoes after stepping on a peanut shell - he just was not comfortable.

I swear, they are everywhere.

DH actually wanted to put a notice up saying that there was a PA child in the neighbourhood and could people choose something else to feed the squirrels/birds.
But we're talking I don't know how many apartment buildings/people.

I think I have 40+ apartments in my building and I am one of at least 20 buildings. Seriously. So, a lot of people.

This morning even when we took the dog out for a walk I tried a new route, getting to know the neighbourhood and I'm going down stairs to get from one road to another and again, peanut shells everywhere.

Is it just something you wouldn't let trouble you?

Jess knows what they look like and knows to avoid them. Good enough?

Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Posted on: Thu, 08/19/2004 - 9:34am
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OMG!! I think I would have to say something. I mean..if this was something that was going on at school, would you say something to the principal? This is your home..Jesse's home..I would go to the building manager and say something. Maybe he would rather not have to put up with the mess...or lose a tenant...
How about not feed the bird's anything..haha or bread. Even bird seed can be an issue.. I would talk with the manager and see if he has a problem with sending out notices. Maybe not even mentioning your peanut allergic child..just that it is messy!
Renee

Posted on: Thu, 08/19/2004 - 2:33pm
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This summer a summer college league played baseball in our town and of course where there is baseball there are peanuts and peanut shells EVERYWHERE!
My DS (4 yrs old) fell in love with our team after we took him to the first game and insisted we attend more games. They put signs up all over town on gamedays and even though he's not quite reading he still knew what they said and would beg to go. It was fun for the whole family and I hated to deny him of something he so enjoyed and not take him out of fear.
He became passionate about the players, what colleges they attend, their numbers and what positions they play. He knew more about the team than I did. I loved seeing him so into something so "big boyish."
Anyway, we went to as many games as we could and like I said there were peanut shells everywhere. In the stands, under the stands, on the ground around the stands. He always played with the group of boys on the side field who were waiting and hoping to catch the foul balls and there were even shells over there tracked by shoes.
Nothing happened. Not one hive - nothing happened. I know that he HAD to have come in contact with the peanut shells sometime over the course of this summer. I kept my eye on him more than I did the game except one time before I knew it he was crawling UNDER the bleachers where there were shells trying to retrieve a ball and still nothing happened.
So our recent experience with peanut shells has been positive. I hope that gives some hope. I enjoyed reading how Jesse changed his shoes - my Cade doesn't quite "get it" yet - i.e. crawling under the bleachers.
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Lynee', mom to:
Cade - PA, egg whites, seasonal
Carson - NKFA, seasonal

Posted on: Fri, 08/20/2004 - 12:36am
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I think it is a good idea to put up a notice that there is a pa child in the building. Only problem is that if people do not "get it" and are insensitive, it could be tough for Jesse because it probably wouldn't be long before it is discovered that he is the pa child. (I assume there will be other kids from your building at his school?)
Good luck. It would make me [b]very[/b] uncomfortable.
Miriam

Posted on: Tue, 01/17/2006 - 1:45pm
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Not much in this, but re-raising regardless.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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