Bit nervous this morning

Posted on: Sun, 08/15/2004 - 11:41pm
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My almost 7 yo son is attending a violin camp this week. First time ever that he attends something that's not peanut-free! He's got everything with him, and everyone is aware of his allergies, but still.

We homeschool, so I'm not used to the feeling. Grrrr...

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 12:08am
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I know how hard that is and you were smart to send him. Probably a very good thing for you all so you can see it is possible.
Still hard. Good luck.
Peg

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 12:57am
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darthcleo, We still have that feeling and we have never homeschooled. It never gets any easier but we just manage to come together as a family and get through letting them go somehow.
Chris has never been to any camps but school in general or work can be nervey some days.
Wait until your little ones are able to date! IT has been worse than school. Her family appeared to get it but there are days where I just wonder if they even hear me when we talk about it. It isn't the Girl friend but the mother.
Darthcleo I hope your son gets alot out of violin camp and hope it is safe especially so he will want to go back again.
Good luck claire

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 2:24am
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Darthcleo,
Hi! I know it's hard to let your son go to violin camp. You did the right thing. You know in your heart that you want him to be able to do some of the other things that kids do. I am really struggling too. I am the one with the peanut allergy. I am scared for my child to play with anyone. I have to let him go. He attends MDO twice weekly. His MDO is peanut-free. But not entirely. Darthcleo, Let go and let God! He is going to be taking care of all your problems today. I know easier sd than done! He will take care of them all. Nothing is too big for God to handle. One at a time. One day at a time. During my quiet time yesterday, I came across some verses about Help, Helping. Are you willing to let God help you? Exodus 4:14.Jesus can help when no one else can Matt 9:23-26; John 4:51. I know we still have to be careful. It is a daily struggle. But, God wants to help in all the little things too! I hope this helps calm your fears for today!

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 2:52am
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My son's been out of my sight quite a few times before, but we have it easy here. Most if not all camps are peanut-free, every child care provider is allergy-trained. Last year, the YMCA was distributing a note to parents with a list of peanut-safe food. Their list was stricter than mine! And I have a tight comfort zone! (I suspect they were not kept to date on products that were not peanut-safe at one time, but were safe last summer). I couldn't complain about a single thing! ;-)
Same with the camp he attended this summer, peanut and nut-free.
For some reason, the violin camp wasn't labelled as peanut-free, although another mom distributed a note this morning asking for lunches to be peanut-free. She even asked for a ban on "may contain" products, which have never bothered me in this type of settings. Another mom let it known that her kids had peanut putter sandwiches today, and warned the allergy-kids. Wasn't that nice of her? She also said she would do different lunches for the rest of the week.
Anyway, lunch time is over and I didn't get a call. :-)
(BTW we homeschool, but not because of the allergies)

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 11:30am
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Hi Darthcleo,
How did he enjoy violin camp?
Andrea

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 12:43pm
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It was so-so. He loved part of it, but he said he didn't like the violin classes (three of them per day!)
But then, a few hours later, he was all "I LOVED THE WHOLE DAY" .. So who knows?
But he didn't feel threatened by the peanut situation..

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 2:41pm
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darthcleo, I am so pleased that your son's first day went well. I can only begin to imagine how you felt when you sent him off this morning.
Just big hugs. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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