So my neighbor moved in just as school ended. We are friendly, we talk when we see each other out. We just found out that our kids (her son, my DD) will be in the same class this year. She saw me walking up my driveway with lots of bags full of school supplies. She said "oh getting ready for school"? DD said "yep, mommy got lots of peanut butter". My DD eats sandwiches at school and the only sandwiches she will eat are peanut butter (peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and fluff, peanut butter and bananas)during the summer, she has lot lunches.
Well the neighbor said "I should tell you that your DD won't be allowed to eat peanut butter at school because Jake (her son) has an allergy, I have already called the school and told them that no one can eat peanut butter around my son".
Now I know that the school doesn't ban foods because of allergies but I just let it go. I called the school to make sure that they wouldn't be banning it and the secretary said that they will not be.
Next time I saw my neighbor, I let her know what I was told and she said "well I will be sending a letter to every parent in the class saying that if they send peanut butter with their kid and her kid somehow gets it, she will sue".
It took everything I had not to laugh at her
I'm sure that having a child with a life-threatening allergy is frightening, but I don't think that my children should have to sacrifice for another child's medical condition. Mommy will not be able to follow that child all through his life to make sure that his environment is peanut free. It's incredibly self-centered of her to assume that the school will ban peanuts for her child.
My son's daycare doesn't allow peanuts on the premises. Too many kids are allergic, including my son. He has an epi pen and everything. kids and even teachers give kids stuff. They probably wouldn't even think/care to ask 'are you allergic to nuts?'
As a mom whose kids had early food allergies I agree. I never would have expected to try to control what other parents sent to school. I am realistic enough to know I cant control the rest of the world. If it was that severe I would be too nervous to be sending my kid to a school lunch room anyway.Doesnt mean im heartless about others allergies though. My dd has a classmate who has a gluten allergy. So for h er birthday I found a gluten free cupcake mix to send for the occasion. And they were pretty tasty too.