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to not want DH to put peanut buttery knife into the honey jar?

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DixiePixie · 16/12/2007 13:37

OK, my DH thinks I'm making a big fuss over nothing and I'm starting to doubt myself. (I'm pretty neurotic anyway, plus I have OCD, so every time I am concerned about something, he puts it down to that).

He really likes peanut butter and honey sandwiches, so what he does is spreads the peanut butter on one slice of bread, wipe the knife on the clean slice of bread then dip the knife into the honey jar.

DD is 16 months old. I'm still bf. I have hayfever, ecsema (sp) and cat allergy. In my immediate family there is asthma. I also have a cousin with a tree nut allergy, so I'm trying to keep peanuts away from mine and DD's diet at the moment.

I also eat the honey, so if there are peanut traces in it, then I'm not steering away from peanuts!

I know there have been some reports recently that I may not need to avoid peanut butter after all, but I gather this is ongoing research and the advice is that I should still avoid them?

So AIBU to ask DH to use a clean knife in the honey jar?

OP posts:

cornsilk · 16/12/2007 13:38

NO - that is gross! I hate it when my dh puts a buttery knife in the jam.


MrsWeasleysmagicmincepies · 16/12/2007 13:42



fingerwoman · 16/12/2007 13:42

hmmm I normally wouldn't have a problem if he was wiping it on something first.
but if you and dd are keepign away from peanuts then it's not on at all.
why doesn't he do the honey first? then wipe the knife and use it in the peanut butter


chopchopbusybusy · 16/12/2007 13:48

YANBU - Even without the allergy issues it's a revolting habit.


AnnaKeyrules · 16/12/2007 13:49

YANBU! It's not difficult to use separate knives, and I firmly believe that it should be made a law!

I have a separate jar of marmite for visitors in case they use the butter knife

(I can't eat butter, plus I'm very precious about my marmite )


nametaken · 19/12/2007 14:52

keep a secret stash of honey hidden away just for you!!!!!!!!!!!! And don't replace the peanut butter either.

Or buy that honey that comes in a squeezable bottle.


VVVExcitedAboutChristmasQV · 19/12/2007 14:55


DD has a peanut allergy and it pisses me off when people take it lightly.


hercules1 · 19/12/2007 14:56

No, you are not. We have peanut allergy in the family and we do that too.

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