Punkin has been to many movies in the past couple of years (*love* the free movies during the summertime at Regal theaters). BUT there's always been a big missing element to his movie viewing... POPCORN! Sad, right?
We discovered Punkin was allergic to corn when he was around 2 (if memory serves me correctly - it's a long story that I'll have to document at some point). He has always been very good about knowing that he's allergic and letting others know it when they offered him popcorn in the past. I've always been impressed with his understanding and that he hasn't tried to sneak something he shouldn't have.
At our last allergist appointment, after yet more "pokes" for testing, the doctor told us we could try corn to see the reaction before his next allergy appointment.
And wouldn't you know it, a little movie called "Toy Story 3" just opened in theaters. What better way to try corn than to indulge in movie theater popcorn?!?!
Punkin was hesitant at first... "What if I'm still allergic?" (We'd been giving him small amounts of corn in things so I knew he wasn't going to stop breathing or anything.) After a little bit of reassurance, he touched the popcorn to his lips, then popped the first kernal into his mouth... and immediately said, with much excitement, "I'm not allergic anymore!!". He couldn't have been happier. And I've never seen anyone devour popcorn as quickly as Punkin did that morning.
See that bag? Neary gone before the movie was halfway over!
Oh, and that movie? He LOVED it!
And so did the Hubs and I. It is a wonderful movie. If you haven't seen it yet, you should. And don't forget your tissues!
Punkin has an allergist appointment tomorrow, so we'll be discussing the popcorn and the fact that he's had a bit of a cough again since devouring it. Of course, with it being the middle of allergy season, I don't think we'll really know what eating corn does to Punkin for awhile longer... stay tuned...