Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A new and *interesting* allergy

Cameron has been fighting bronchitis for several days now, and the inevitable has happened: Colin is now in the early stages.

He started yesterday, but by this morning, he had gone from an intermittent cough to a pretty regular one.

I fixed the boys oatmeal with cinnamon and brown sugar for breakfast--a favorite around here. Cameron and Ethan did their usual routine of wolfing the oatmeal down. Ethan, incidentally, ate two bowls.

(He was apparently starving from refusing to eat any dinner last night....but, I digress.)

Colin, alternatively, just sat and sat, eating very slowly and just staring at his bowl, in between coughs. I couldn't tell if he was thinking deeply about something, or if he just wasn't really hungry and was trying to come up with an excuse to not have to eat breakfast.

Sit and stare.

*cough, cough*

Take a bite....

Sit and stare.

*cough, cough*

Take another bite....

*cough, cough*

*cough, cough*

This went on for about 10 minutes or so, until he finally looked up at me from the table and said,

"Mom....I sure am coughing a lot. I really think I am allergic to this oatmeal."


Nancy said...

:) Good for you to get your kids to eat oatmeal! Justin tolerates it; Zac and Aaron choke on it.... Oh, well!

Seriously, I hope Colin and Cameron get better quickly!

Kathy said...

Poor babes!

Who isn't allergic to oatmeal...really?! :)

Julie said...

Ah, the dreaded oatmeal allergy. A bane to parents worldwide.

Hopefully he'll "outgrow" his allergy. LOL

It's funny, I LOVE oatmeal. Always have. I guess maybe I'm just weird?

Mamasita Chimichanga said...

That sneaky lil guy! My kids come up with STRANGE allergies as well! I am SURE we NEVER did that as kids! Maybe it's global warming??? HA!

(Too funny that I sat down and read your post as I am eating MY cinnamon brown sugar oatmeal and praying that my boys don't come over and try to sneak bites. I am selfish with my food sometimes!)

Aim said...

so what do you think it was? was he really sick or did he just really not like the oatmeal? how funny is he?
hey both my kids just got over that nasty bronchitis junk. took about 2 weeks along with some flu here and there but yuck!!!! hope it's not as bad as what we had over here! If I don't see a nebulizer for another year that will be ok with me!!!