Saturday, April 17, 2010

IgE-mediated playtime

And now, for your viewing pleasure, Mack vs. The Ball Pit:

This marks the first time that I had to bring the kids to an indoor play place not because of inclement weather (actually mid 70's and sunny today), but because of allergies. People, the pollen count here is murder. Anyone who is the least bit susceptible to seasonal allergies and is flying into town in the next week for their anesthesia oral boards, make sure you pack some antihistamines. Either that, or count on never leaving the filtered-air comfort of your hotel room. I'M WARNING YOU BECAUSE I LOVE YOU.

(Above: Child in the viral conjunctivitis fomite vat. Trading one evil for another, I suppose.)


  1. Anonymous10:09 PM

    Absolutely adorable! At least he's building up his immunity then. You probably get this a lot, but he looks exactly like Joe! Is there any facial feature of his that resembles yours (if any)?

  2. IndyMom11:01 PM

    I feel the same way about those ball pits. On the rare occasions that I can stomach them playing in them, I have to completely disinfect them before they come into our house. I know it is good for their immune system - but I can't handle it. I laughed reading your blog.

  3. VIPeds11:41 PM

    "Child in the viral conjunctivitis fomite vat."

  4. alsoapedsdoc11:52 AM

    We have an indoor play place as well and EVERY time my kids go there they get a stomach bug 3 days later. We have sworn off them. 4 times is 4 times too many.

  5. Haha. Hilarious. If you've never seen Baby Mama, you should. At least watch the last 10 minutes when Tina Fey is sitting next to the ball pit, wiping down the balls one-by-one with a Lysol wipe.

  6. Anonymous8:59 AM


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