Hey! Where's my coffee!?!Don't get me wrong -- getting new people in here would be GREAT. THe more the merrier. BUt only so long as the new people are actually, well, merry. At least to some degree.
There's an unwritten protocol for joining already established groups on the internet (says someone who's been online for 18-19 years now). You lay low, stay neutral, get a feel for the vibe and the personalities. But this guy just came out swinging (starting with Race) and hasn't let up.
Just kidding Redhead ;) I like your post, as I've been reading, but don't want to step on any toes, and just kinda getting the lay of the land here.
I find the allergy topic an interesting one, and clearly emotionally charged. I think, and this is just hypothetical, that if I had a child who was that at risk, I might consider home schooling her/him. I know there is still a need for involvement in social activities, but those environments might be more easily controlled, with less chance of exposure to peanut products. A severe peanut allergy is so frightening. My heart goes out to any parent managing that risk.