Thursday, February 17, 2011

Isaac's baptism

Three months later I think it is still definitely worth noting that this eight year old was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!!
What a good example Isaac is to everyone around him.
Isaac invited some of our neighbors, who were able to come and, of course, he was able to share the experience with lots of other friends and family.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sweet Potatoes? Really?

What do I even call this post? After such a long absence is anyone even out there? I think I can at least take comfort in knowing that my boys will like to see their photos and hear their stories so...this one is for Theron...and anyone else out there who cares.

When Theron was a baby I came up with a theory that he was allergic to sweet potatoes. He threw up every time I gave them to him. Though, the rational side of me wondered how much of that was just because he was a baby. I think the last time he had sweet potatoes was at about nine months old.
Over the years I have had occasion to mention to others that I think Theron is allergic to sweet potatoes but have always felt funny about it. Who really eats sweet potatoes on a regular basis? Why even mention it? Is the neighbor really going to give my boy sweet potatoes as a mid-day snack?
After five or so years of wondering if this theory could be proven I decided to try making french fries out of sweet potatoes tonight to go with our ribs, broccoli, and rolls. A few minutes ago my theory was proven to be sound as I watched Theron throw-up on the bathroom floor. When he finished Travis said, "Nice experiment." I'm not feeling so hot about my judgment right now. I do feel confident telling others that he has an allergy though. Was it worth it? I don't know maybe I should ask Theron. I don't really want to. I'm feeling a little sheepish. After all, he did protest at dinner and I did make him eat the slice of sweet potato. Does this fall under the abuse category? At least now when he is offered sweet potatoes on his mission he can confidently but politely decline the offer.
Sorry, T-man! Really.

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