Right now Matt and Harper are at a local minor league baseball game. We used to go to games fairly often, but, as you can imagine, baseball parks are huge danger zones for people with peanut allergies. I even get nervous when Matt goes to the ball game because I worry about the peanut dust that might enter our cars or the house after he's been to a game. The only reason she went with him is that he had access to a suite through work. When they watch the game from a suite we can have pretty decent control over what food does or does not enter the room. Still, I will feel anxious the entire time they are gone. After I finish this post I will head to the kitchen to clean up dinner and do some laundry and write some thank you notes and whatever else I can do to stop myself from sitting by the phone holding my breath.
Before Michael went to bed I was distracted by trying to take a picture of the two of us:
This seems as good a time as any to let you know that next week, May 10-16, is the 12th annual Food Allergy Awareness Week.
I don't talk peanut allergies too often here, but I have discussed it some and I am occasionally surprised at the way that discussion has helped people who read what I have to say.
I received a couple of allergy questions back in November when I was looking for things to post about every day for a month. So my plan is to address some of those next week as well as any additional questions you might have for me. If there is anything you've wanted to ask about Harper's peanut allergy and how we deal with it, now is the time to speak up! If enough questions/comments arise, I may try to address a different aspect or set of questions each day.
Okay - I'm off to keep busy!