Why did the chicken cross the road?
To give Eden it’s skin.
I took Eden to the allergist yesterday because since she was practically born she has had what seemed to be a rash on her body. Some people told me it was eczema, so like a good mom, I tried every eczema cream I could find and nothing worked. So I gave up on lotioning her. Then a friend said that it looked similar to their son’s rash and he has a dairy allergy. It got me thinking. Especially since my kids have never handled dairy all that well anyway.
It turns out that she has neither a dairy allergy or eczema but chicken skin. I kid you not that that is what the doctor called it. There is a fancy name for it that I can’t remember with my mom brain and I probably couldn’t remember it even if I had slept a full 8 hours for a year. Chicken skin just means that her pores curve out instead of in and apparently dairy can aggravate it even if they are not allergic. Who knew I birthed a child who was part princess, part chicken?
***I will probably be referring to my children by their real names because I have a hard enough time calling the right child by the right name most days. Throw in tiredness and nick names, I just. can’t. do. it. Plus, Eden likes to be referred to as Eden Grace and Cooper likes to go by CoopE and Ella, well, she will always be our Jo/Joey. And not that this matters to most of you anyway.