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Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2007 - 10:05am
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[b]Your story gave me goosebumps Eliz. How smart of you, and deeply thoughtful.[/b]
Hey! She just copied my soccer party analogy!
...and I even had a person I really knew in high school worked into my analogy too!...
*sniff* *sniff*
You guys always leave me out when it comes to those goosebump things!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Oh, read too with silly whining tone....and maybe add a stomping foot)

Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2007 - 10:08am
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Quote:Originally posted by ajas_folks:
[b]Just a little story to share:
The other day, in a very quiet, nice conversation I was having with another classroom mom -- I used the example of having a "class celebration" for my son's class where they go ice skating -- a VERY special event for these southerners, in the kids' minds anyway -- and asked the mother I was speaking with how little "Mary Beth" might feel if the only way she was accomodated as far as being "INcluded" was to sit next to the rink and count the other kids' laps. "Mary Beth" is currently wheel chair bound. (She may be back on both feet in months to come.) This mother I was talking to (not "Mary Beth's mother, but another classroom mom) looked at me with this WOW look, teared up, and thanked me. Profusely.[/b]
Quote:Originally posted by lilpig99:
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Your story gave me goosebumps Eliz. How smart of you, and deeply thoughtful.
[/b]
I don't know how it came to me as an example, right then, right there. But it was borne out of this thread.
Because this thread has made me DEEPLY question how I have handled our son's FA with regard to the schools.
This is my new [i] softer side [/i] -- ((eye rolling here is acceptable [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] )) -- me trying to get my point across using velvet hammer rather than sledge hammer. Trying to appeal to the concept of INclusiveness for all.
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You guys are great.
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You included.
~Elizabeth

Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2007 - 10:10am
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Quote:Originally posted by The #l Mouser!:
[b][b]"The Hand That Frosts the Cupcake"[/b][/b]
Pink-polka-dotted can full of Tab Energy now up my nose and onto desk, narrowly missing keyboard.
THAT was funny.
~Eliz

Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2007 - 10:41am
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[quote] Originally posted by ajas_folks:
[b]IMPHO, it has become the parent's "responsiblity" because we took that onto ourselves, voluntarily. Because many schools have been allowed an easy way out of their "inclusiveness predicament" by the parents who have been accomodating the school by providing the safe treats.
Want to insert here, that I bear that responsibility myself and am NOT FAULTING any of us who have done this & may still do this as a means of keeping child totally safe. It's just that we've let the schools off the HOOK![/b]
Yes, I done/allowed this too. . . I tried very hard to provide DD with a look-alike treat to lessen the pain of being excluded. So she could look like her peers. Even had an 'advance notice' written into her IHP so that I had enough time to run out a get the 'look alike'.
But that all changed [i]when Mariah received the 504 designation. [/i]Now, anything served in the classroom must be safe for her to consume or it cannot be served.
Elizabeth, no need to apologize. I was in a rush tonight as I was headed out the door. I enjoyed the levity too. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2007 - 10:49am
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Quote:Originally posted by ajas_folks:
[b] Pink-polka-dotted can full of Tab Energy now up my nose and onto desk, narrowly missing keyboard.
THAT was funny.
[/b]
[b]"Children of the Cupcakes"[/b]

Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2007 - 10:57am
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Quote:Originally posted by gvmom:
[b][b]Your story gave me goosebumps Eliz. How smart of you, and deeply thoughtful.[/b]
Hey! She just copied my soccer party analogy!
...and I even had a person I really knew in high school worked into my analogy too!...
*sniff* *sniff*
You guys always leave me out when it comes to those goosebump things!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Oh, read too with silly whining tone....and maybe add a stomping foot)
[/b]
I'm so sorry gvmom [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]. You *are* smart and thoughtful as well...sorrrrrrryyyyyyyy!!!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2007 - 10:59am
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[b]"Rosemary's Cupcake"[/b]

Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2007 - 11:06am
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[b] All Quiet on the Cupcake Front
The 504 and the Fury
East of Eating [/b]

Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2007 - 11:07am
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[url="http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/fanrr34/fanrr34-11/fanrr34-11.pdf"]http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/fanrr34/fanrr34-11/fanrr34-11.pdf[/url]
[i]Childhood Obesity and
the Role of USDA
Food Assistance Research BriefIssue:
The rapid increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children is one of the most serious public health concerns in the United States today. Overweight children tend to become overweight adults and overweight adults are at increased risk for a number of ailments
including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke,
and some types of cancer. [b]In addition to increased health risks, overweight children may suffer from ostracism and diminished self-esteem.[/b] Although most of USDA

Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2007 - 11:09am
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[b]Baker Rudolph and the The Year with out a Cupcake.[/b]

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