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Posted on: Sat, 03/31/2007 - 12:35am
joeybeth's picture
Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

i forgot to mention that two of my daughter's best friends (twins that live across the street) also won awards for their books and were at the same reception. i just realized that neither of them had cake or a drink. i'm guessing they were being supportive and didn't have the cake and drinks because they were sitting with my daughter. i will have to remember to mention their thoughtfulness today when we see them. i certainly wouldn't have minded if they had enjoyed the cake and drinks but i think it was sweet that they chose not to have any. other than myself and my two PA daughters, they were the only other people who were not eating and drinking. the cakes were beautiful too...so i think it must have been hard for the non-PA friends to go without. very sweet gesture.

Posted on: Sat, 03/31/2007 - 1:28am
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

Oh, this is heartbreaking. But wow--good for you for seeing a larger picture with the person who organized this.
I guess with her friends being so supportive and the one mom coming up to you and saying that, there's some satisfaction.
I'm not sure how much a principal controls things at an event like this going into it, but she certaily could have removed them.

Posted on: Sat, 03/31/2007 - 1:34am
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joeybeth, I really think it's great that you are not dwelling on the negative. It's so easy to fall into that. It sounds like your daughter is surrounded by supportive people -- which is great.
I do think mentioning the situation to the principal (or whoever you feel appropriate) would be beneficial. The principal may not control that specific situation, but in future she may remember to mention it to whoever does. It might help your daughter, or it might help some other child. Either way, I'm sure it would make you happy to have made a positive influence. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I'm looking forward to reading your daughter's story.

Posted on: Sat, 03/31/2007 - 1:47am
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Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

I think you handled this very well. It shows me that not every situation needs to have a big blown up drama involved. You kept your cool, your daughter was safe.....I think you did a great job! Thanks for reminding me these things do happen(often by mistake) and we can survive. HUGS
Chanda(mother of 4)
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