Some people just don\'t get it!

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 4:14am
pdarki's picture
Joined: 02/17/2007 - 09:00

My son had his first day of pre-school today. Friday was orentation, and at the orientation I explained to the class with all the moms that my sons has a peanut allergy so please do not bring in any food containing it. Well today one of the moms told me she brought in choco chip cookies for the kids at snack and asked if my son could have them. I asked her if she had the ingredients listed or at least looked herself. She said she did not know. I told her he could not have them. What was she thinking!! Was she not listening at the orientation?? When I went to pick up my son at school I asked the teacher how he was at snack because he gets very upset if he can't have what the other kids are having. She said, "I did not hand out the cookies because we didn't know the ingredients". I was soooo happy. I now feel he is in good hand at least with the teacher. So his first day was great! Thanks for hearing me ramble. Anybody have any similar experiences?

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 4:48am
TwokidsNJ's picture
Joined: 05/28/2005 - 09:00

Sounds like teacher handled it GREAT.
Don't worry about the other moms if you have a great teacher like this -- she will probably handle it for you...make sure to thank her and tell her this is exactly how you'd hope it would be handled.
Good luck!

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 5:08am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

Parents will never get it, just get used to it now. Even parents of allergy students will sometimes question my rules(because they have different comfort zones then we do) it's comes from all directions! Just stick to your rules and I am glad to hear at least the *teacher* got it,that's good to hear!!!
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, all seeds(sesame, sunflower, poppy, pine nut) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut, green beans/all beans, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 9:36am
lilpig99's picture
Joined: 12/22/2005 - 09:00

You are very fortunate that the teacher is smart enough to think of your childs physical and emotional health. I hope she continues to advocate for your child throughout the year!
As far as the parents? I SOOOOO hear ya! So far in three weeks, DD's class has had 3 birthdays and even after the teacher and I sent out a letter completely encouraging folks to bring prepackaged snacks from the X, Y or Z companies who label well, not one has yet been so. I am convinced that no one really gets it, at least I haven't seen it yet. Or maybe, even worse, they get it, but just don't care if it's your child that is the one who's left out.

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 11:56am
lilysmom's picture
Joined: 07/20/2007 - 09:00

It sounds like the teacher *gets it*, and that to me is most important. My DD is in a new classroom at her daycare and her teacher has posted her picture with her safe and nonsafe foods. She also keeps on hand safe foods for DD so she never feels left out only special. DD had starburst the other day b/c some mother bought in individually wrapped M&Ms to an "peanut free" facility., her teacher didn't give them out put them in each cubby and said it was to be taken home. Some parents will never read a label, because 30 years ago it just wasn't neccessary. I have learned or try to accept it and keep DD safe as best as I can. That's all any of us can do.
[This message has been edited by lilysmom (edited September 10, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 12:01pm
MommyMegan's picture
Joined: 12/07/2005 - 09:00

I'm glad the teacher gets it too.
My DD started last week and every-single-day they've had something with peanuts or peanut butter. IS THERE NO OTHER FOODS? Good thing I sent rainbow goldfish as an alternative.. (I thought I was allergic but apparently not..)

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