another mum was so thoughtful!

Posted on: Tue, 12/07/2004 - 8:23pm
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My pa son is in grade 3 now and, of course, doesn't eat any of the treats that come into his class (he has his own safe stuff).
Of course I'm sure he feels left out sometimes but he knows that's the way it is.

Anyways, one of the other mothers in his class was making cupcakes for her daughters birthday and actually hunts me down to ask what Adam can have, she wants to make a safe treat he can have! I was so surprised and just loved her for it! Then on the day of the birthday she shows me that she has a seperate cupcake for him because she used sprinkles on the others and wasn't sure if he could have them. She had decorated his with smarties and covered it and then decorated the rest of them! WOW!!

I told her that she has know idea how much I appreciated all her extra effort. She said she couldn't imagine bringing in treats that all the kids couldn't have! How nice is she? She was appalled when I told her he never gets the treats that come in. She said it was not that hard to make sure he could have it.

I love some people!

Just had to share something nice that happened in regards to this allergy.

Posted on: Tue, 12/07/2004 - 11:37pm
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Wow!! That is great. It is nice to hear those kind of stories. We get so weighed down by the bad stories and experiences that hearing the good ones makes one believe in man kind after all. Great story......

Posted on: Tue, 12/07/2004 - 11:40pm
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My DS is in Kindergarten. I had another mom who wanted to make these pilgrim hat cookies for Thanksgiving. I told her we use Shaws brand fudge stripe cookies. She went to 3 different stores trying to find them but couldn't. She wound up buying Keebler brand but she called Keebler to check on the cross contamination issue. She was told they were safe. I gave her a bag of Kellie's Candies chocolate chips and that's what she used for the treat. I was so blown away that she went to such great lengths to make the treat safe for my son. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 12/08/2004 - 7:25am
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That is terrific, she is so thoughtful. It's nice to hear stories like this, there seems to be so much negativity around PA it's great that there's some generous people.

Posted on: Thu, 12/09/2004 - 6:00am
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There's a mom like that in DS's class this year as well. Apparently the apple doesn't fall far from the tree - her son watches out for mine too. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Amy

Posted on: Thu, 12/09/2004 - 1:53pm
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That is extremely nice. becca

Posted on: Thu, 12/09/2004 - 5:29pm
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What a sweet person! I used to do things like that for my friends' kids who were PA. (At least 3 of my good friends have PA kids.) I used to ask what I could make to bring to church dinners and picnics that would be safe for their kids.
My homeschool group and DD's GS troop have gone peanut/TN free very gracefully. (I'm the GS co-leader, and my PA toddler comes to all meetings.)
It's such a wonderful feeling to meet such kind caring people when we're in this situation.
Anne

Posted on: Thu, 12/09/2004 - 7:01pm
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Quote:Originally posted by 4turtle:
[b]My pa son is in grade 3 now and, of course, doesn't eat any of the treats that come into his class (he has his own safe stuff).
Of course I'm sure he feels left out sometimes but he knows that's the way it is.
Anyways, one of the other mothers in his class was making cupcakes for her daughters birthday and actually hunts me down to ask what Adam can have, she wants to make a safe treat he can have! I was so surprised and just loved her for it! Then on the day of the birthday she shows me that she has a seperate cupcake for him because she used sprinkles on the others and wasn't sure if he could have them. She had decorated his with smarties and covered it and then decorated the rest of them! WOW!!
I told her that she has know idea how much I appreciated all her extra effort. She said she couldn't imagine bringing in treats that all the kids couldn't have! How nice is she? She was appalled when I told her he never gets the treats that come in. She said it was not that hard to make sure he could have it.
I love some people!
Just had to share something nice that happened in regards to this allergy.[/b]
completely understand. It happens to my family occasionally, and unfortunately, I still feel the meanie having to refuse the treats for my cubs or teach my cubs to refuse them and why. I find it an event filled with mixed emotions.
Hubby and I went downtown alone together (sounds like a double negative, I know).......anywho, we went out together alone tonight and ate at a popular restaurant in a popular building. Despite hubby's "I told you so's" I asked the waitstaff about PA/TreeNut allergy awareness, trying to feel out if there was any potential for our family to eat there together (why I still ask is beyond me).
I'm telling ya, for some reason, tonight, I realized more than ever my cubs will most likely never be able to take a date to most of the popular locations hubby and I frequented in the past (or more recently) [i]and eat[/i]. I found a little piece of my heart breaking (and they are only 9 and 5). The Christmas lights were so pretty. Surprised me, I mean, [i]they're only restaurants[/i]. But then, I realized, [i]what a great "princess and the pea" test.[/i] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] Guess they will both have marry some great cooks and cuddlesome homebodies, ey?
General Disclaimer: I am not offering advice in any manner or form. Just describing my own unique, highly individual, and personal situation.

Posted on: Thu, 12/09/2004 - 8:30pm
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My son gave this mother a thank you note the day after the party and she couldn't believe that he had never had a cupcake etc. during those party things. She couldn't get why someone wouldn't just ask how to make it safe. I'm really liking this mum.
Now on the restaurant thing, I have been thinking about this alot. My son has just asked when he "can go to a "real" restaurant
and order food that he gets brought to him". OK, we don't eat out, mostly because of PA (and of course $$) So that got me thinking about where he could eat. My other kids will be able to just go anywhere and he's always going to have to check everything out before. I haven't been brave enough to take him somewhere yet!
Lucky you MB, dinner out, alone together! (LOL) We haven't done that in forever it seems! Maybe have to try that in the New Year.

Posted on: Thu, 12/09/2004 - 11:32pm
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Quote:Originally posted by 4turtle:
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Now on the restaurant thing, I have been thinking about this alot. My son has just asked when he "can go to a "real" restaurant
and order food that he gets brought to him". OK, we don't eat out, mostly because of PA (and of course $$) So that got me thinking about where he could eat. My other kids will be able to just go anywhere and he's always going to have to check everything out before. I haven't been brave enough to take him somewhere yet![/b]
As a family, we've only been to a handful of restaurants. [i]Maybe less[/i]. Maybe one of those highly overrated things? Still, the lights were sooooooooooo pretty. Maybe a carriage ride or trip to see the Christmas display at the Art Museum instead? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Quote:[b]Lucky you MB, dinner out, alone together! (LOL) We haven't done that in forever it seems! Maybe have to try that in the New Year. [/b]
and look, I'm up already. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] What was that? three hours of sleep? LOLOL. [i]Somebody's gotta make his lunch for school.[/i] Anywhooooooooooooo, the "date" out? I'd have to thank Grandma for watching the cubs. She lives with us. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] [b]Still[/b] couldn't help but imagine the cubs with us............ Anywhoooooooooo, Hubby took me to see Santa at Watertower. Can you believe I couldn't find a thing I wanted? I mean, it was already with me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] That and I felt we could find a better deal closer to home. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] Think we'll have to catch the Art Museum Christmas Display before Christmas with the cubs. Wonder if they still have "Skate on State". Maybe the Brookfield Festival of lights......
[i]thanks for noting.[/i] I was just busting to tell someone about my "date". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

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