1. I recently started eating crunchy peanut butter due to an obvious purchasing error at the grocery store. I kind of love it. I appreciate the effort it takes to chew. I also googled a picture of “crunchy peanut butter” for this post but I chose not to post it. (Ew.)
2. After I picked the girls up from school I made a quick crunchy peanut butter sandwich and brought it back to work with me. Then as I ate it, I thought: “I wonder if anyone in my office has peanut allergies.”
3. Then I thought, I don’t believe that I know anyone in Mexico, who isn’t an American or Canadian, who has a nut allergy. WHY IS THAT?
4. I understand and respect the seriousness of nut allergies and I truly do not take them lightly. I can’t fathom the fear that some parents are forced to live in. It’s literally a matter of life or death and it’s terrifying to let that matter be in the hands of others. I’m thankful that our girls don’t have nut allergies.
5. And I really wonder… why? Why this trend toward gluten intolerance and nut allergies in the United States? Someone. Help me out. Why isn’t it as prevalent in Mexico? My girls are growing up over the border and not one kid in either of their classes has a nut allergy. There are no rules regarding what we can bring to school. (Well, that’s a whole other story…)
So someone. Educate me. (I’m counting on you, my sister who’s first name begins with a T and has “ish” in it.)
That’s all I’ve got about nuts today, gang.
(It was so hard to keep this post age-appropriate.)
(It was also very difficult to find an appropriate post title.)