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Help! Easter Egg Hunt!
I just need some support and advice--I think I know what I need to do, but want some opinions!
My son goes to a private school with, basically, no peanut policy. The school still serves peanut butter upon request, however he is in a "peanut free classroom." He is in Pre-K, and I keep him half-day because I am not sure they really know how to monitor him at lunch (no peanut free table).
They are having an Easter Egg Hunt soon and there was a request for candy to put in the eggs--no peanut warning. I have had NUMEROUS meetings with this teacher and she still seems to "not get it."
My son has looked forward to this for weeks, and I was guaranteed a month ago there would be no candy/food related parties/etc. for Easter....now we have this hunt with God knows what kind of candy.
I have emailed the teacher again telling her my son will probably not participate to leave the ball in her court. In the past she's given me the "I'm sorry" routine "let's work this out," but it happens each time. We just had a meeting around Valentine's Day. My son is only four and hasn't really been in daycare/school b/c of his allergy--my last daycare provider gave him peanut products all the time--when we found out we pulled him.
What do I do? Should I keep him home? We all know that just because the label seems safe, doesn't mean it is....I'm waiting for her reply to my email...my son will be devastated if he can't go, but I just can't think of any other safe alternative. I'm so afraid he will get excited and assume it's safe....
son: pn/tn; egg; asthma
son#2: pn; egg; cinnamon; milk; soy; peas/legumes
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