My son plays hard, sometimes too hard.
My son is goofy, resilient, and sometimes fresh (he is 11 years old, after all).
My son is a good kid with an infectious smile who loves to laugh and skips when he is happy.
My son is fearful. Not fearful of the boogie man or his latest addiction, Big Foot; he is afraid of food.
Touching food, smelling food and people eating near him. He is afraid to go into relatives' homes because he knows their younger children touch toys, couches and the remote with their sticky fingers.
My son has life-threatening allergies to all tree nuts and peanuts. Although he does not remember his first anaphylactic reaction (anaphylaxis is a serious, rapid allergic reaction and may cause death) at the age of 1, he does remember his second reaction at the age of 7.