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Posted on: Mon, 09/06/2004 - 8:06am
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Absolutely not offering advice in any manner or form, but just due to my neurotic nature..........
I'm trying to imagine outlining a plan that describes how deadly yet non-essential something is and then, in that same plan outlining how to include that item in an environment populated with minors.
Is it just me, or does it reek of negligence?
Trying to imagine how I'd feel if there were reputable sources indicating that it was not recommended.

Posted on: Mon, 09/06/2004 - 10:01am
themom's picture
Joined: 09/03/2004 - 09:00

So Lisa, are you saying that in order for my son to be somewhat protected at school, and others not threaten his life by sending in PB on purpose, I have to let them have a room where the toxic substance has to be allowed?
We dont have a 504 plan anymore. We have an IEP but the allergy is not under the IEP, just a Health plan. The school violiated the 504 we did have last year numerous times. Hence the lack of trust.
This is my son's LIFE, he is only 7. I wish I did not have to send him to school, but I am not qualified to teach him through his learning disability. We are not rich, I am a stay at home mom. I hAVE Ayounter boy as well.
If people are willing to send in pb products on purpose, I dont want to give these same people permission to bring it in at all.

Posted on: Mon, 09/06/2004 - 10:13am
smartalyk's picture
Joined: 07/20/2004 - 09:00

I was happy to hear that the board will not be able to change this policy. I hope that education of what PA really is and how dangerous residue and cross-contamination issues are... will diffuse some of the anger and uproar in your community. I can only imagine how you are feeling. ((((Hugs))))
I hope the meeting is successful in helping parents understand the seriousness of this issue. All the best to you. I will be thinking of you. I don't blame you for not wanting to go public with who you are. I am sorry you are going through this. Wanna move to Canada? We have a great school and understanding community where we are...

Posted on: Mon, 09/06/2004 - 10:18am
smartalyk's picture
Joined: 07/20/2004 - 09:00

btw, my son turns 7 this month... our boys could play together and stay safe [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Edited to say, themom, please let me know if you would like my email addy. I have two great listening ears. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 09/06/2004 - 10:21am
ALLERGYMOM's picture
Joined: 10/09/2003 - 09:00

themom I wanted to wish you GOOD LUCK for your meeting tomorrow.
Have A Great Day

Posted on: Mon, 09/06/2004 - 12:07pm
momma2boys's picture
Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by turlisa:
I even heard somebody suggest that all the parents get together and on a certain day send all their kids to school with PB sandwiches, PB & Crackers, reeses PB cups and any other thing that contains pb.
[This message has been edited by turlisa (edited September 06, 2004).][/b]
themom, this was very painful for me to read, so I can imagine how it made you feel. I'm so sorry you are going through this [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] . Best of luck to you and your family. Please let us know how your meeting goes.

Posted on: Mon, 09/06/2004 - 12:10pm
darthcleo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by smartalyk:
[b]btw, my son turns 7 this month... our boys could play together and stay safe [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Hey, smartalyk! My son turns 7 next month!
I know you're Canadian, but I don't know from which province...

Posted on: Mon, 09/06/2004 - 12:46pm
smartalyk's picture
Joined: 07/20/2004 - 09:00

Hi darthcleo...
I am in East Central Saskatchewan [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Coming over for a playdate?
I see that you homeschool your child(ren?). What province are you in? I homeschooled my oldest for grade two (that was three years ago). I admire those that can and do homeschool and often wish it worked well for us.

Posted on: Mon, 09/06/2004 - 1:23pm
darthcleo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

(how to hijack a thread...)
We're in Qu

Posted on: Mon, 09/06/2004 - 11:04pm
turlisa's picture
Joined: 08/29/2004 - 09:00

so many to respond to.. I cant believe the sh*t I am taking just trying to help out. Whats in this for me? absolutely nothing!
to MommaBear, I am not even going to respond to the dangerous weapons question. Lets not get off focus here.
e-mom, what am I telling these people now? I am telling them that there is a real danger that they should take the time to learn about like I have, but that maybe there is a way to accommodate everybodys needs. To answer your other question, yes, for the most part, I think it is a control issue. Its almost like,[i] I will do anything I can to help you out, but dont demand that I do it or I will stop in a heartbeat.[/i]
And you are right, I have gotten myself incredibly involved in this. Why? because I in a state of anger, and without knowing what I know now, I wrote a letter to the editor, put up posters and helped to get the protest going,I helped to fan the flames so to speak. So after I learned about it, i tried to put together a plan to difuse tempers and still KEEP THIS LITTLE BOY SAFE, why? because I am trying to do the right thing! Am I personally going to send pb to school? no, I am not. What am I getting out of this? I am getting my FULL NAME dragged thru the mud by an @$$clown who is blaming me for everything from the holocaust to the Iraqi war on a local public channel. I am getting ALOT of people who are going to be at that meeting because I was supposed to "let the school board have it" who are now going to be p*$$ed off at me because I am not going to all out fight for them like they are expecting, and MOSTLY I have been getting nothing but SH*T since I came to this site from MommaBear simply because I am trying to help!
What do I want to see happen? I would like this plan go in effect, and by the 2nd week have the kids telling their mothers that " they want something else for lunch " so they can sit in the lunch room with the rest of their friends. I would like to see these people come together and see that this isnt just a story but a little boy who can die if they f#ck up so opt to leave it out of their kids lunches because its the right thing to do. I would like to see that the peanut room isnt needed at all.
Quote: by e-mom:
[b]Do these parents understand that NOW if they do this they will be obstructing the law with purposely causing intent to harm? or worse, possibly kill?[/b]
I think they are just blowing smoke and venting. I dont think for a minute that they would follow thru with something that horrific, and I think they are looking for a reason to be helpful but cant change their mind without looking like they have no backbone. and some others are just stirring up crap because they like causing trouble.
Do I want pb back in the school? I personally could care less. It was more of a convenience for me so my dd didnt have to eat salami everyday.
to MommaBear about 8&3... that is something the school has in place, it is not something I thought up, I am using the schools wording. (at least one thing you cant argue with me about)
and MommaBear, Like I have said MANY MANY times, NO I PERSONALY WILL NOT SEND PB TO SCHOOL! did you hear me that time? or are we going to address this question again?
You know, in what I have been reading here, alot of you only have peanut free classrooms, and if that is the case why is it so hard to accept a peanut free school with the exception of ONE classroom?
And lastly Themom, I am not saying that at all. I am saying that most of these people [b]are[/b] blowing smoke, and venting their anger at a situation they have no control over. This area in general is more attitude than anything, all talk no action sort of thing. thats why I have alot of support, because I was willing to act. they will continue to protest and talk big, but in all actuality they will comply to the ban. BUT I am also saying that if people see you as a person that is willing to compromise for the needs they [b]think[/b] they have and not just trying to take something away from their kids, when given a choice the majority will be more than happy to do the right thing. And once the parents stop b*tching about it at home, the kids will stop at school.
I have to say though, with all the crap and frustration I have been getting from MB, I'm not sure if its even worth it for me to go the the meeting at all. I wanted to help, and I wanted to offer what support I could, but after all, what am I getting out of it? other than a headache?
***** sorry if I have offended anybody here, but I can have extreme moments of stress and frustration too! I guess what they say is true.. no good deed goes unpunished.


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