Pizza Sporin

   I always go home for lunch to see the family and yesterday we had one of my favorite lunch meals, frozen pizza! Of course lunch is typically a sandwich or leftovers, but frozen pizza is a luxury (ok, maybe not a luxury, but I have always loved frozen pizzas. Certainly DiGiorno is good, but even a properly cooked Totinos is excellent—Rachel Ray has nothing on me!).

  Unfortunately Ivy does not feel the same way. Often rather than eating pizza, she will eat her vegetable medley and then pull the toppings off the pizza, leaving the crust. And this is exactly what she did yesterday, only after eating she began playing with the leftover saucy crust. Taking a finger of red sauce she would rub it on her new booboo. “What are you doing?!” I called out. But she calmly replied, “Pretend sporin.”

  ‘Sporin’ is how she says the antibiotic Neosporin, which we always put on her cuts. Of course we have to worry about infection, because she will not stop playing with her booboo. She is literally fascinated by injury.

  Strangely, to help her stop playing with her wounds, we threaten ‘bubbles’ (Ivy’s word for hydrogen peroxide). Which she hates because the “bubbles hurt”!

  When she first gets a cut I will use peroxide to clean the wound, but afterward I avoid it. Not because of Ivy’s tears, but the bubbles do not distinguish between good and bad cells. So while it kills bacteria, it also kills the healthy cells repairing the wound!

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 28b” “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’

 29” ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ ” (Matthew 13:28b-29)

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