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Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 11:37am
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After dealing with so many people who do not get it I had to talk about the one who did. My neighbor. Her daughter and my son are great friends - yep, boys and girls can do that!

So she not only came forward to say that every time my son would come over she would clean up the house, she wanted to know what foods were safe for him, she openly told me to point out anything I was concerned about, she told me she could not understand parents who would not cooperate with DS's allergy. Even when another neighbor's kid I have never met showed up on their playdate she came to me to explain that the girl hated PB..."

Her daughter eats PB about once a week only and she said that last couple of times she offered the girl did not want it because if it wasn't good for her best friend she did not care for it either. Ok, I am setting the wedding date now - 25 years ok?

Seriouly, what a difference from some experiences, where I had moms complaining PB is the only thing their kids like and what a hassle they can't have it around my son...

It brings me back hope in people.

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Luisa

Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 2:35pm
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Luisa,
What a nice story. You have such a wonderful neighbor. It is nice when others are so compassionate and considerate. I too have been blessed by wonderful neighbors (all of whom have daughters my daughter's age) who understand and take steps to protect DD. I'm truly grateful to have such people in my life. Isn't it a shame that we are surprised when others show us empathy (not just regarding PA but in society at large)?

Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 10:33pm
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Ceross, I was thinking the same. We get so happy because people are being nice and understanding! Most people are sympathetic but going the extra mile to help is not something you find everywhere in my experience.
I am glad you have good neigbors too, it makes such a difference...
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Luisa

Posted on: Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:06am
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I have to add my neighbour into this as well.
She has only lived next door to me for about a year and a half and i sometimes pop in for coffee (well ok...im in most days).
She quizes me regarding Aarons allergy all the time..can he have this...are these ok for him?
Now when she goes shopping she looks at labels and makes sure she has safe treats for him. She has even stopped buying nuts.
The only thing that is in her house that has nuts in is hamster food, she has this out of reach and doesnt let my son anywhere near the cage incase the hamster has traces on its paws.
Yes...It is refreshing when someone goes out of their way to help..

Posted on: Tue, 03/14/2006 - 10:00am
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Arlene, it seems that we have a "good neighbors club" here... It is refreshing and I am really glad to hear other positive experiences with people, especially the ones that live so close to us...
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Luisa

Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 2:35pm
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Joined: 01/27/2004 - 09:00

Luisa,
What a nice story. You have such a wonderful neighbor. It is nice when others are so compassionate and considerate. I too have been blessed by wonderful neighbors (all of whom have daughters my daughter's age) who understand and take steps to protect DD. I'm truly grateful to have such people in my life. Isn't it a shame that we are surprised when others show us empathy (not just regarding PA but in society at large)?

Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 10:33pm
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Joined: 12/23/2004 - 09:00

Ceross, I was thinking the same. We get so happy because people are being nice and understanding! Most people are sympathetic but going the extra mile to help is not something you find everywhere in my experience.
I am glad you have good neigbors too, it makes such a difference...
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Luisa

Posted on: Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:06am
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Joined: 11/03/2004 - 09:00

I have to add my neighbour into this as well.
She has only lived next door to me for about a year and a half and i sometimes pop in for coffee (well ok...im in most days).
She quizes me regarding Aarons allergy all the time..can he have this...are these ok for him?
Now when she goes shopping she looks at labels and makes sure she has safe treats for him. She has even stopped buying nuts.
The only thing that is in her house that has nuts in is hamster food, she has this out of reach and doesnt let my son anywhere near the cage incase the hamster has traces on its paws.
Yes...It is refreshing when someone goes out of their way to help..

Posted on: Tue, 03/14/2006 - 10:00am
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Joined: 12/23/2004 - 09:00

Arlene, it seems that we have a "good neighbors club" here... It is refreshing and I am really glad to hear other positive experiences with people, especially the ones that live so close to us...
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Luisa

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