Strawberry Shortcake is Not a French Hen

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I’m doing my own version of the 12 Days of Christmas this year. Today, on the day lyrically celebrated by three French Hens, I’m republishing the 3rd most popular post on StealingFaith in 2012.


I bet you didn’t know a Strawberry Shortcake Band-Aid could cause a significant amount of grief, did you?


I really can’t blame you, I didn’t know a Strawberry Shortcake Band-Aid was something to fear until this evening. But just this very night we found a red rash on Dos’ thigh.


It exactly matched the outline of the Strawberry Shortcake Band-Aid she’s been sporting there since her high-risk ball game with the other preschoolers on Thursday. In our family we know what that means: latex allergy.


Our normally cheerful girl was upset to find she has the same latex allergy as her mama and sister. After listening to her cry I’m not sure if she’s mad because she “didn’t want to ever have any allergies,” because she can’t wear the Strawberry Shortcake Band-Aids any more, or because it was 10 p.m. and the news sent her over the edge of nighttime sanity.


Regardless of the instigating factors, I know we had a tropical storm of hurricane proportions in our house tonight because of a Band-Aid and we won’t be doing latex anymore in our house!


This has nothing to do with tropical storms, but I’m pleased to announce the winner of Shadows Gray by Melyssa Williams is my new friend from DefinitionOfSanity. She admitted to being a StealingFaith lurker and I’m so happy she came out of the woodwork of the blogosphere to comment and let me know she’d like to visit regency England if given a chance to travel through time.


Her comment won her a copy of an excellent book!


Another fun outcome of the book giveaway is that we have questions about the publishing/writing experience to answer! I’ll be working on answers for Megan about creating time to write as a mom, finishing the stinkin’ book, and the publishing process. Can’t wait!


Final thought of the night (since Strawberry Shortcake has crowded out all normal thoughts) is actually a confession.


I bought little boy clothes today at Savers. The knowledge our son will now be able to leave the hospital in something besides a diaper is a tremendous relief! I’ve been worrying the boy would either be dressed in pink ruffles or left to wander around in a diaper.


Not anymore! No fears for me!


The question for the evening: what is the longest, strangest commitment you’ve ever done? (For example, a friend of mine gave up all carbonated beverages several years ago. I think she’s insane because she doesn’t drink Coca-Cola anymore, but I’m also really impressed with her will power!) 



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