5 On Friday
Y’all know the drill. I’m linking up with Christina (Carolina Charm), Dari (The Good Life Blog), Natasha (Hello! Happiness) and April (A. Liz Adventures) for their weekly link up and sharing five things.
After JJ’s appointment at the hospital on Tuesday, I decided to take the kids to my favorite park and have a little lunch. Plus, they could have some time to run around and enjoy the playground. JJ is absolutely obsessed with slides. He hates the swings, but if he sees a slides it’s on and poppin’.
While we were there, I took the kids out on one of the piers to see the ducks and the geese. JJ is also obsessed with those as well. Anyways, I had a little bread and decided to give the kids some so that they could feed the birds. They loved it! JJ thought is was the greatest thing in the world the way the geese and ducks surrounded us on the pier. He cried a little bit when we got up to leave.
We’ll try to do this at least once a month. We have geese and ducks here year round. They don’t all fly further South for the winter. So, the ones that are still at the park will be in for a nice treat once a month! And I’ll get to experience the joy and looks of wonder on my kids’ faces over and over.
Well, we’re finally getting into the swing of fall and Halloween around these parts. Moo and I both made Halloween mugs. Can you tell which one is mine and which one is hers?
The results came back from JJ’s allergy test today. I got the call just as I was starting this post. Turns out he’s allergic to stuff I had no clue about. Stuff like latex. And just Tuesday while we were at the hospital the nurse asked if he had a latex allergy and I said no. I didn’t know because the results weren’t back then.
I decided to research latex allergies so that I could make sure that I keep him away from all the wrong things. Man, do y’all know how much stuff has latex in it? Toys, bath mats, toothbrushes, diapers, glue, rubber bands, remote controls and balloons to name a few. And looking back, I should have suspected he had an allergy to latex because he’s broken out in hives on several different occasions after handling a few of the things above.
Like once his hands were swollen up so bad after we had been playing with balloons all day. And he got a hold of a pair of latex gloves once and he dropped them so fast, you would have thought they had set his hand on fire. I just didn’t put two and two together. I have such mom guilt right now because I feel like I’ve given both my kids bad genes. He also has more food allergies, which means we’ll probably be shopping full-time at Trader Joes and Whole Foods now. Thus, our grocery bill is going to triple.
I’m really re-thinking whether not I want to still try for baby #3 the end of next year. I just don’t know if I can handle having another child with so many health issues and allergies. It’s super expensive and makes me an emotional wreck.
I don’t know if y’all remember, but a while back there was a news story about young Black student who had been found murdered and rolled up in wrestling mats inside a school gym. Crazy right? Well, his death is not being ruled a homicide but an accident. Wait, there’s more. His second autopsy showed that he was actually killed from blunt force trauma. And to make matters worst during the first autopsy, his organs were removed and thrown away. Somebody then stuffed his body with newspaper!
There are also pictures of what he looked like when his body was found. All I can say is that if you’ve ever seen the pictures of Emmett Till, then imagine if he was one shade darker and had dreads. KJ’s death was no accident. It pisses me off that the police are content to let his murderer roam free and chalk this up to just another Black kid being found dead.
Also, not adding up are the pictures from the security cameras in the gym. There is footage showing KJ walking across the gym alone and then it magically just cuts to his being rolled up in the wrestling mats. Everybody wants to know what happens in between him having went to get his shoes from the other side of the gym and ending up stuck in the mat? There was also blood found the wall that was not his possibly that of his attacker, but of course, police there was no match in their system. I wonder if they cross checked with local hospitals? Please just keep his family in prayer that justice will be served. You can read more about the case here.
I haven’t a clue what the kids are going to be for Halloween. Although, we’ll be doing our trick-or-treating earlier at some local stores because the Mr has work that night, I still want them to dress up in costumes. We’ll have our very own movie and gluten-free junk food night!
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