Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Updates on Ashley

Thanks for all the great advice yesterday. I did walk Ashley to her room when she said no, but she wouldn't stay in it. I finally went in her room into her closet and took out her precious High School Musical shirt and took it away from her. You would have thought I cut off her foot. She finally calmed down enough, stayed in her room for the allotted time I gave her. She lost books at bedtime as well which I hate taking away since it's beneficial for both of us; I get to spend one-on-one time with her and she gets the benefits of being read to. I just hate having bad evenings with her. During the week, the evenings are all I have and when I have a bad one like the other night, guilt sets in and I hate it.

So last night I was giving Ashley a bath, and out of the blue she asked me why people cry at weddings. No idea where that came from, and I told her that sometimes people cry when they are really, really happy.

We also found out that Ashley is not allergic to nuts. We actually didn't think she was, but with Ray's peanut allergy, neither of the girls have had peanuts (although they have eaten stuff cooked in peanut oil which Ray can eat as well...). If anyone has a food allergy, it will probably be Audrey since she has seasonal allergies, asthma and eczema. She has already been on her Zyrtec for a month now. Anyways, so Friday night Ashley had her two friends over for a movie and one of the Mom's brought over cookies that happened to have nuts in them. And Ashley ate one. We watched her carefully, and she was fine. And the next day when we stopped for ice cream at Cold Stone, I got my usual chocolate and peanut butter, and she had a taste of it and was fine then too. The only problem? She said she didn't like it. Sucks, I love peanut butter, I was hoping at least one of my kids would like peanut butter too.

13 comments:

Kellie said...

What?! She doesn't like peanut butter?! That's it...take away the t-shirt again :)

SJ said...

I'm so sorry that she doesn't like peanut butter. It has to be a phase. Has to be!

And I'm glad her punishment worked even though you felt guilty about it.

And really, a Mom brought over cookies with nuts in them with Ray's allergies? She didn't know the deal did she?

Wendy said...

Wesley doesn't like PB either. He sometimes will eat PB cookies, but that's it. I think it's more of a texture thing than the taste. Lani seems to like it so far though. Glad to hear she is not allergic because as you know it can be a tricky one.

Lori said...

Glad to hear that taking away the shirt worked. Hope things smooth out soon

how could she not like peanut butter? maybe it was the combination with the ice cream???

CPA Mom said...

So neither one has been tested by an allergist?

man, I love peanut butter. Yum!

Julie said...

Glad to hear she's not allergic to nuts though! I like peanut butter but do not like peanut butter in ice cream so maybe there is hope for you!

Pam said...

I love peanut butter too! That saves more for us ;)

Alysia said...

I'm glad she's not allergic.

You did a great job disciplining her. It sounds like it worked!

Edie said...

Give her time, she'll learn to love peanut butter... especially if she knows it is something that Audrey can't have! ;)

Kelly M said...

I'm glad she isn't allergic to peanuts...that is such a sucky allergy to have...as peanut butter rocks! Too bad she doesn't like it...

Steph said...
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Steph said...

I love peanut butter too, but Ciara is allergic to nuts (among other things). Unfortunately we found this out by trial and error...luckily it only took us two incidents to figure it out! I was told my our doctor that eczema, allergies, & asthma typically go together...true to Ciara unfortunately. Let me tell you, it gets tricky looking for nuts in everything. But luckily Ciara is a freak about it, so she keeps an eye out for herself! I cannot tell you how many times my sister has tried to feed her something with nuts and Ciara caught it! But like Ray, she can have stuff cooked in peanut oil (yay...Chick Fil A!). I also avoid feeding nuts to Logan because I'm told by their doc that he will likely have the allergy as well (he already has eczema).

And I'm glad you found a "punishment" that works! I totally hear you on the evening time thing...and that darn guilt! I hate taking away the books too, but it's one thing that I know will work because Ciara loves to read.

Pamela said...

It appears that you dealt with the "No" with aplomb!