Would you mind if teacher talked about allergies this way?

Posted on: Tue, 10/25/2005 - 10:09am
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My ds just started preschool in Sept, he's 3. The teacher and school have been absolutely phenominal about everything, and have given him a very safe place to be IMO.

Well, because the school is so great, we decided to send him there even though it's in a different town. Before school starts, we pull into a Dunkin Donuts nearby, eat our lunch brought from home, and use their bathroom (I'm sure they love us in DD [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] ). Trust me, there's a reason why I'm telling you this....

Today, we ran into 1 of the boys' little friends at DD. I made a joke to the mom that this was our bathroom stop, she knows we come from out of town.

Just to back up a little bit, the school has stated their policy on allergies, and has never named us as the allergic family, KWIM? I was kind of enjoying being anonymous, there haven't been any negative comments yet from other parents and it's been nice not being the allergy mom until I got to know people more...

Anyway, babbling here. When we got into class today, the little boy we ran into at DD had already told the teacher he saw us there. And she said to me, (Keep in mind these kids are 3!) "I got into this whole conversation with him about allergens" and the little boy said "Oh but he can eat donuts, he was there". I was like HUH!?!?!?

Why would his allergies need to come up in that context? And why if they've kept us anonymous, why would she identify him now in that way? I haven't told her we wanted to stay anonymous, but I haven't told her feel free to tell the world either. I offered to talk to any parents that had questions about the Halloween party this week, and that's it.

She's truly been so wonderful, this threw me for a loop today. All I managed to get out was, he can't eat donuts, he had to go to the bathroom.

I'm thinking I need to approach her about this, but haven't come up with what I want to say yet. Thoughts? Meg

[This message has been edited by mommyofmatt (edited October 25, 2005).]

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