A dose of Reality

Posted on: Tue, 11/30/1999 - 3:57am
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I had a taste of the real world today. I had been talked into,by a friend, to go to the gym where she teaches and I decided to go. I have been wanting to start again. I was told the daycare room was peanut free due to another child w/ PA. I was thrilled!! I thought it would be great for me to do something for myself and for my son (18 mths) to develop some social skills w/ out mommy.
I walked in and my DD was happy as can be, her best friend was there but my son forget it!He was terrified!I have NEVER left him before. There was food everywhere! I went to the caregiver to tell her our situation and she took it so lightly and said there are no peanuts in the room. After being there 30 minutes on the floor w/ my son, a little boy walked up to us w/ a oversized peanut butter cookie in his hand reaching for my son!!
I couldn't believe that the people I spoke with assured me it was peanut free. They seem to understand the severity of PA but instead,shrugged off my concerns. It could have cost my son his life had I left him alone!
How will I have piece of mind when he goes to school on his own? I did everything I should have done. Spoke w/ the manager& caregiver, explained our PA and they assured us my son would be just fine .This whole day has left a terrible knot in my stomach!!
Sorry to ramble but I needed to vent!I can't believe they state that it is Peanut free place. If only I could worn others. Had my son been more willing to go play and I went to exercise, I don't know what would have happened!

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