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A lesson in being cool-headed (it's long, of course)
seeit2 posted:
I picked DS up from drop-in care this morning at 11:00 and the kids were sitting down to a special birthday lunch so I hung out to let him finish. He was munching on a plate of chicken nuggets and fries form McDonald's. This is usually what we get him when we go to McD's, so I didn't worry too much about it (though I worried that they had not worried about it). THen the teacher handed out mini cupcakes, which I politely declined because I had no idea what was in them.

He has a peanut allergy and only goes to this place on Friday mornings, so I internally freaked out about whether the teacher really understood or remembered his allergy. But the birthday girl's parents were there so I kept quiet and sat with DS while he finished eating. After the parents left I picked up the package for the cupcakes (store-bought) and saw a picture of a peanut with a big red "no" mark across it. The teacher then turned to me and said "yup, those are safe for your boy - we make sure everything that comes in this room is". I started breathing again and thanked her - and internally thanked myself for not standing up and saying anything obnoxious before I checked it out. I almost did, but I did not want to make a scene. It was so nice to be pleasantly surprised by someone who actually seemed on the ball about allergies...especially since he is only there for a few hours a week.
Deb (40) DD (4) Funny, spirited, curious, has a severe milk allergy, DS (1) fearless and bottomless, peanut allergy
MrsWhiteCastle responded:
That's great!

I was wondering how he was doing. Does he go back to the allergist any time soon?
Emily (6 - allergic to tree nuts) Elizabeth (4)
seeit2 replied to MrsWhiteCastle's response:
He probably should, but I don't have any plans to yet. We could do a food challenge but he can't even talk, so he's still too young IMO. If he had more words or a better way of communicating how he feels then I would be more open to it, but - for now, we are laying low and avoiding.
Deb (40) DD (4) Funny, spirited, curious, has a severe milk allergy, DS (1) fearless and bottomless, peanut allergy

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