I just can\'t believe some people

Posted on: Tue, 07/20/2004 - 10:02pm
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This morning I went to the store, and someone asked how my son was doing (he has trouble with his speech, etc). We get to talking , and I mentioned his peanut allergy. You could tell she didn't really know anything about cause she said 'My son told me in the beginning of the school year there was a kid in his class who couldn't eat peanut butter. And now at the end of the year my son started eating pb&j sandwiches. I asked him why, and he said 'so that kid will stay away from me'. (I guess they don't get along?)The woman who was telling me this is very nice, just didn't know anything about PA and I tried to explain some things about the allergy to
her.

I am never too surprised to hear how cruel kids can be, but this has me a bit stunned....

Posted on: Tue, 07/20/2004 - 11:57pm
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That is really disturbing and sad. I hope that you were able to educate her and that she, in turn, will help her son to be more understanding and compassionate.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] Miriam

Posted on: Wed, 07/21/2004 - 8:57am
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This upsets me very much....I'm glad you used the opportunity to educate her a little. I hope too that she tries to teach her son some compassion. Some kids don't seem to have any & others have an abundance. How many schools actually teach the children about the severity of some allergies?? Maybe a little more of educating the students would help, but I guess there will always be the bully no matter what we do. Keep up the good work, maybe you should call her for a follow up & quiz [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] I'm sure that would go over well.
Have a nut free day
Linda

Posted on: Wed, 07/21/2004 - 11:20am
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You know I have been wondering about something lately and just can not even start to figure it out. Why can't people admit when their children are wrong. It is driving me crazy watching kids in what was kindergarden being mean and the moms standing there. They just turn their backs as if noone will care.
I watched a boy snap a necklace on a little boys neck and the mom of the little boy crying saw what happened. She turns to me and never said a word about what had happened to the boys mother or the boy. The reason being this. The not so nice boy comes from a wealthy popular family and no one ever stops him. Everyone thinks that they need to be her friend. Well guess what. She called me and I said NO my son can not come over and play with your boy.
Sometimes I just wish I could homeschool but I know I am the type to ruin my child because I am way to over protective and when it comes to Math I am not good enough to be teaching it.
I always remember Chris coming home when he was young and telling me a boy wanted to have him to his Birthday party and give him PB cake and watch chris die.
I told the mom and she said"Boys will be boys won't they". I simply said yes and yours is the kind of boy I won't let my kids around. I never spoke to her after that and many other people heard her and could not believe her answer.
I wish some parents would wake up and realize children only know what they are taught from home.
At 18 years old Chris has such great respect for us and I feel good that I scolded him and taught him the word NO is so important.
nicolimom, your better off with out that lady and her family in your life. It is good to try and educate her but also beware because they don't always want to get it.
Good luck to you claire

Posted on: Wed, 07/21/2004 - 10:37pm
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Claire, OMG, I don't want to believe that thing about the peanut butter cake! How terrifying! For the record, this was an aquantance (sp?) at best, and I would not allow my son anywhere near hers! I agree with you ...

Posted on: Wed, 07/21/2004 - 11:50pm
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nicolimom, The same boy now 18 was actually just kicked out of a ball game for causing a comotion. He was a spectator and attacked a referee. maybe back when this boy was in 4th grade picking on Chris she should have punished him for his actions.
I have found over the years chris choose his friends very well and maybe the allergy helped him in whom he did or didn't pick.
Take care claire

Posted on: Thu, 07/22/2004 - 12:06am
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Claire, your response to that mother was [b]perfect[/b]. His actions at the ball game really do speak to the kind of person he was/is. Yes, his mother should have been very concerned that he would tell a classmate he wanted to kill him and watch him die. "boys will be boys" my @ss. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]
Take care, Miriam

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