To The Over-Reactive Parents Of The \"PA\" Kids

Posted on: Wed, 10/17/2007 - 7:42am
PeanutButterJellyTime's picture
Joined: 10/01/2007 - 09:00

I understand that peanut allergies can be severe. However, it's irrational to think that you're going to be able to control every aspect of your child's environment. To make entire schools peanut-free is nearly impossible and seems to me to be an overreaction to this situation. I can't even imagine the isolation these kids must feel when they have to sit alone for fear of coming in contact with a peanut particle. When I think of a peanut-free school, I get this image of children rolling around in giant hamster balls so as not to breathe the same air that a non "PA" child breathes, and teachers walking around in moon suits so as not to "contaminate" anything. What are these kids going to do when they become young adults and are literally afraid to breathe on their own? Also, to cater to peanut-allergies in this intense fashion would mean that we would have to cater to every single disability in this manner. In keeping with the trend, we

Posted on: Wed, 10/17/2007 - 8:00am
lj's picture
Joined: 01/26/2006 - 09:00

Gee, I hope your child never develops a life-threatening allergy to peanuts, or anything else for that matter.
Allergies can develop at any time in a person's life.
Let's see what your opinion would be then and how you would handle it.
Have a good day.

Posted on: Wed, 10/17/2007 - 8:24am
ctmartin's picture
Joined: 07/30/2007 - 09:00

peanutbutterjellytime ...
i think we here are all well aware of the flip-side of the peanut allergy! thanks for "creeping ME out" and reminding me of the type of selfish people i will have to deal with when my daughter reaches school age!!!!!

Posted on: Wed, 10/17/2007 - 8:35am
doofusclo's picture
Joined: 12/03/2006 - 09:00

Can you say troll

Posted on: Wed, 10/17/2007 - 8:45am
momto4boys's picture
Joined: 06/06/2007 - 09:00

I think that the best reply here is to ignore and not give the satisfaction of a reaction on our part as parents of chidren with food allergies. Obviously this person will not be convinced or told otherwise. All that a response will do is to feed into this persons resentment.

Posted on: Wed, 10/17/2007 - 11:12am
febb's picture
Joined: 10/16/2007 - 14:57

PeanutButterJellyTime, wow are you ever selfish! I can't believe that insensitive people like you actually exist! And like others said, how would you feel if your child were in this situation? Hopefully you don't, or your child for that matter, develop any allergy to food, we'll see what your thoughts are then? Maybe you think twice ... You can never possibly imagine the fear we go through b/c of this. Sorry that our children with food allergies are such a burden to you, maybe you should open a school for close minded people and send your child/children there.

Posted on: Wed, 10/17/2007 - 11:23am
KaraLH's picture
Joined: 10/11/2006 - 09:00

I was actually thinking about this very subject today. Trust me when I say to everyone, I understand. I understand the desire to make my child as safe as possible in the school setting. After all, she will be spending most of her days in the future inside the walls of that building, why shouldn't she be catered to? She could die, for pity's sake. That scares me to death.
I also see the flip-side. My daughters egg allergy is very severe and scares me even more than her other allergies right now because we've actually seen her reactions to eggs. But I have yet to see someone try to make a school egg free. No Mayo, no ranch dressing, no french toast sticks, no baked goods....
I feel that as a parent it is my job to make the people who come in contact with my child on a regular basis aware and as informed as possible of her allergies and what the consequences can be. I can't change the world she lives in. It is not humanly possible. I need to teach her the tools to survive in this world.
I'm not trying to pick a fight, I'm not saying I agree with one more than the other. I guess I'm just saying that we all have opinions on what is best and who is right and wrong.
Of course, I've been thinking about all of this today because this morning I brought my 3 yo DD to three-school and walked her into her [i]peanut-free [/i]classroom, washed her hands and turned around to find the other kids doing a craft with [b]raw[/b] sugar cookie dough. An EA's nightmare. But they weren't going to eat it. [i][b]WHAT?!?!? [/b][/i]I had to explain that if my daughter would even touch a chair that another child touched, she would have a reaction. They thought FA's were only by ingestion. I know I explained it before. But I had to walk back out the door with my dd in tow. Who, handled it much better than me.
So anyway, I'm looking at it as a learning experience. I learned something, and so did her teacher. Reaction free.
So, how about those egg-free schools???

Posted on: Wed, 10/17/2007 - 9:52pm
AngelinasMommy's picture
Joined: 08/19/2007 - 09:00

All I have to say is this: IT IS PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT MAKE THE WORLD UGLY!!!!! I hope one day you or someone you know has to deal with ANY LIFE THREATNING ALLERGY YES LIFE THREATNING!!!!!! GROW UP!!!!!!

Posted on: Wed, 10/17/2007 - 11:03pm
SkyMom's picture
Joined: 10/27/2001 - 09:00

I think the best reaction to this topic starter is just to ignore it. Obviously nothing that is said is going to change their mind and giving him/her any of our time is just want they want.

Posted on: Thu, 10/18/2007 - 12:18am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

Sky Mom has the right idea, [b]IGNORE.[/b]

Posted on: Thu, 10/18/2007 - 1:22am
k9ruby's picture
Joined: 03/25/2004 - 09:00

I go....and look what happens.
I SMELL TROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you're child never develops FA, the poor thing to have a parent so not understanding. I dread to think of your childs safety, if she/he was ever put in that situation.
I know it can be hard being told that little jimmy can't take PB sandwiches to school anymore, but he has to have something else to eat now. Schools ban PN/TN for a reason. If he was ever PA, little jimmy would have to eat something else or risk DEATH.
Stop ranting and develop your compassion towards those with LTFA.


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