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Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 12:46am
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Just an update. I did decide to let Aidan go to the party without me. Her sister was going to help out and the sister is a school nurse and familiar with Epi-pens and peanut allergies.
However, I did sit on pins and needles for the 2 hrs of the party at home with my cell phone in one pocket and home phone in the other.
He brought his own treat and she gave him a stuffed animal toy and army men set instead of the candy only goodie bag that the other kids got.
I will have to evaluate every party and invite in the future on a case by case basis.

Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 4:12am
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that's a perfect example of how you can sometimes be more flexible than other times. how awesome that a school nurse - of all people - was present at the party.
i try to evaluate each situation as to safety and how flexible i can be with my girls. sometimes it's easier than others. many of my kids' friends parents are in the medical field; which helps a lot.

Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2007 - 12:54pm
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My son is 9. I go to every party with him. From what I have seen, even the most reliable and stable of parents tend to be very distracted during the parties. I don't think that they can possibly attend to whether my son is starting to have a reaction and respond quickly, while getting food, goody bags, and activities together and dealing with the million of requests they are bombarded with by everyone....And at this age, the kids are wilder than they were a year or two ago. I also feel like it is a huge responsibility to add to the parents hosting the party. I have always found the parents to be relieved that I want to stay.

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 4:03pm
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Quote:Originally posted by solarflare:
[b]He stopped getting birthday invitations after the second grade... a definite sore spot for me, but he seems oblivious.
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Just wanted to say, it could be the age - my son is in second grade and, for the boys, it seems that a lot of them aren't having big parties this year. The popular thing to do now is to take one or two friends and go to the movies, the batting cages, etc. I have to admit, I am very happy to have less parties to worry about!

Posted on: Sat, 12/18/2010 - 4:18pm
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I am 15 and I have lived with my peanut allergy for as long as I can remember. A peanut is deadly for me and if I consume a tiny amount I will have an anaphylaxis fit. Even when I was a little I would have a normal life and go to all my friends parties and sleepovers my mum would just inform the parents on my allergy and show them my epipen, if they were serving food with peanuts I would simply take my own bag of lollies or have a meal before I left. Honestly I don't think it's right to let your kids miss out on the parties because it's like keeping them from being a kid. I am so grateful to my mum for letting me have a normal childhood and never making me miss out on a party with my friends. I have never had an allergic reaction because we are very careful and I take care of myself not because I stay at home and miss out on all the fun!!

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