The Big Man Tub

My son has always been big. When he got his first bath tub at 2 months he was a couple months away too big for his tub. The most months for this tub is 6 months. He was too big for it at 4 months. With his new found glory in the world of using his feet. He really couldn’t move them like he wanted to within the confinement of the infant tub. Well although those facts were presented to me I still used it. What kept me using it was partly because I was in denial. He’s 7 months now. Where has the time gone? Where is it going? The bath tub in the sink time days are over. It’s time to move onto the big man’s tub. Well this is how it went:

I make his water and then proceed to pick him up and carry him to the bedroom to take his clothes and diaper off. He’s used to this routine by now and he knows what’s coming. He starts kicking his feet (or riding his bike I should say) in excitement. He knows mommy is about to play with him. Well, not really. I make my way to the bathroom with my munchkin in tow and puthim in the tub. He’s lost and confused and isn’t sure what to do now. He’s not sure if he want to splash or just look at water swirl around his hand. He looks up at me, I look down at him and smile. He wants reassurance that it’s OK. Why I don’t know. He’s still not too sure about this new contraption that is the tub. Mind you, before I stopped using his infant tub, I would put him in that tub with that tub sitting in the real tub. So it shouldn’t be unfamiliar to him. The unfamiliarity I guess would be that he can actually sit up and look around. I scrub and sing the bathtub song to him. After all my poor singing and scrubbing, I go to pick him up and he gets excited. Well, you didn’t have to spell it out to me that he didn’t like that experience all too well.

I wasn’t sure how he was going to take being in a bigger tub. Nor was I sure when it was time to introduce the bigger tub to him. It’s something he’s going to have to adjust to, that and the fact that mommy has to wash his little face. He freaks out like I’m killing him when I take a rag and gently scrub his face. He goes bananas when I was his hair. Poor sweetie. Mommy loves you!

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What Nickname Shall I Use…

I’ve given my son so many nicknames since before he left the womb. I just don’t know what to call him. Nothing seems to fit and stick. I donned myself the nickname machine because I have no clue what his nickname will be. I’ve compiled a list from the beginning up to now.

  1. Thumper – That was his nickname until he was born.
  2. Bright Eyes – I still call him bright eyes on occasion. My Aunt decided that she’ll call him bright eyes from now on.
  3. Munchkin – This one seems oh so fitting because he’s 7 months and 29½ inches long.
  4. Sweetie – This one is my favorite because to me he’s made of sugar.
  5. Sweetheart – I only call him sweetheart when he’s upset or something scared him.
  6. Little Man – Let’s just say he’s the love of my life.
  7. A.J. – His name is Adam and he’s a Jr. I’ve only called him A.J. once. When I did, my son looked at me like I was crazy so…never again.
  8. Jr. – Another one I only used once because of the looks my son gave me.
  9. Fatman – You know the original theme song to Batman? Well I substituted Batman for Fatman when I sing the song and it cracks him up.
  10. Sir Adam the Great – Because he’s my knight in shining armor.

I know I’m forgetting a few so I’ll come back and add them as soon as I remember them.

You Can’t Be Serious, Moms…

Peanut butter Cheerios dangerous? You know what’s more dangerous than that? Lazy parents. It seems like some parents are depending on society to raise their child. As a parent are you so lazy that you can’t take the extra precautions for kids who have those allergies. You want to protest on banning violent games, and Cheerios; but you can’t keep your child safe and tell them of their allergic reaction to peanuts? Come on! Peanut butter needs to be banned huh? Well so does nickel, shellfish, Penicillin, and everything else that would call for an epipen — or a trip to the emergency room— like a car or a bicycle accident. I have a severe allergic reaction seafood; I can’t have any of it, and for safety measures I don’t dine anywhere where there’s seafood (i.e. Red Lobster) just to be sure I don’t kill myself. It’s as simple as that.

The women over at Allergy Moms, get the epipen out your behinds and protect your kids. I’m 24, I’ve known about my allergic reaction for majority of the 24 — soon to be 25 years of life on this planet. My grandmother made sure I was okay and she’s disabled! She didn’t have to do too much because, who brings seafood to school? To a park? You can never be sure but she did what she could and I’ve only had to use an epipen once and that’s because I didn’t know I was allergic. I haven’t had an issue since.

You can protest and demand that peanut butter Cheerios be banned because they look like regular Cheerios until you turn into a Cheerio. Well, what about Honey-nut Cheerios (Yea yea, they’re made of a different nut but people are allergic to those too)? Why aren’t they banned? I’m asking the wrong questions. What’s wrong with simply not buying the peanut butter Cheerios? What’s so hard about that? Is it because children may bring them to school and other children who are in fact allergic may want some not realizing they’re allergic to peanuts? I may be a bit harsh but honestly, there isn’t any excuse, make the staff check the contents; make the staff send a letter home to their parents. Call a PTA meeting. There are many ways other than banning a cereal just because your child is allergic to peanuts. That’s not fair to the people who aren’t.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a mom and I understand the peanut allergy is a dangerous one but, I wish there were more warnings about other allergens. What about people who are allergic to artificial sweeteners? Peanut warnings are everywhere. You don’t see a single warning on a label of something that hasartificial sweeteners! And to top it off, the artificial sweeteners go by many names which makes it harder to recognize them when listed in the ingredients. You want to know people has survived in this day and age of almost everything containing artificial sweeteners? They educated themselves and knows what to avoid! Teach your children the same thing and they should be fine! Don’t go banning everything because there’s a risk of injury/death. Going based on that logic, cars should be banned too because being in one can lead to injury or death.

Currently, Honey Nut Cheerios, Banana Nut Cheerios, and Oat Cluster Cheerios Crunch contain ALMOND. Only Multi Grain Cheerios Peanut Butter contains PEANUTS.

All other varieties, including original Cheerios, Multi Grain Cheerios, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, Chocolate Cheerios, Cinnamon Burst Cheerios, Frosted Cheerios, Fruity Cheerios, and Yogurt Burst Cheerios, do not contain nuts.

As always, If you’re concerned about allergies, we highly recommend that you always consult the allergen listing and the ingredient label on any product you may consume.

There are so many type of allergies out there. There would be no way to ban all the foods because we’d be left with nothing. I think its up to the parents to check the foods they are purchasing to make sure they are safe! I don’t think the parents of children with no allergic reactions to food have a lack of compassion. What we have is peanut allergy overload. We are told that our kids can’t bring certain foods to school/playgroup/offices/malls because that one in a million kid could die. Well in all honesty, I could die now from a stroke/heart attack or walk outside and get hit by a car. Those are the chances we take each and every day. It is your responsibility to teach your child how to survive in the world, allergy or not. I don’t want my child at school sharing drinks or food — they could contract meningitis and die! Seriously, the peanut thing is wearing really thin as shown of this recent emergency outburst. Peanut butter sandwiches used to be the norm in schools because they were cheap, functional and fairly nutritious. Now we have to watch every single item for fear it “could contain” a nut! It’s crazy!

It’s not like they’re hiding the fact that they’re peanut butter flavored Cheerios? So what’s the problem here? Why not ban Reese’s Puffs? Cap’n Crunch? What’s this fascination to go after Cheerios all of a sudden? Honey-nut Cheerios have been around since before I was even born probably, why aren’t they banned? Why aren’t Snickers, 5th Avenue Bars, Twix, — hell everything with Peanuts in them banned? Why not go all the way with your protest? Don’t half-ass your cause!

I should have shellfish banned because if I come in contact with it in any way, I could die. I should go on an unnecessary wild tangent because of what I’m afraid of. I should ban the cars off the road too because of the accidents I were in, hell I should ban Cancer too, I had a few cancer scares and I think the less people know about this horrible disease the better. Just keep everyone in the dark and everyone should be fine! Please! Do you realize how ridiculous that sounds? Let someone ban something you love with all your heart simply because they’re allergic and you’ll be singing a different tune.

You know what? Just tattoo “I’m allergic  to this that and the other” on your child’s heads so strangers and family members a like will know what your child is allergic to. So if someone gives them something they’re allergic to even after reading the list tattooed on your child’s forehead they’ll be held responsible and not you. Otherwise, you mind as well get used to it, we as a people will not conform to your needs because we supposed to be paranoid about what your child is allergic to. As we as a people supposed to walk around and avoid buying certain items for our children to take to school to eat because you’re too lazy to take care of your children? No! You’re are their parents, you’re supposed to be responsible for them. Put your child inside of a bubble and call it a day.

Don’t worry, I get it. I’m allergic but I’m responsible.

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