Isaak came home a week ago and said:
"Mom something really bad happened at school today!"
"What's that Isaak?"
"A new kid Donald is allergic to peanuts. Maddie brought treats that had peanuts in them. Donald ran out of the classroom saying, 'I don't want a shot. I don't want to go to the hospital!' Maddie said she didn't know peanuts were in the treats, but she knows that our room is peanut free. Donald had to spend the rest of the day in the nurses office; even though it was closed."
"Isaak I'm sure Maddie didn't know peanuts were in the treats. She's not the type of kid that would want anything bad to happen to anyone. It is a valuable lesson for the whole class. All parents should read the ingredients to know. To be honest I didn't know you had a kid in your class allergic to peanuts. Maybe Maddie's Mom didn't know either. You can't have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches anymore for cold lunch. You'll have to ask Donald if he's allergic to almonds."
The whole school isn't nut free. Just certain classrooms.
I told Dad the same story. Travis said, "Oh well. It's not for you to worry about. No wonder why Isaak gets concerned about things. He gets it from you."
My husband is black and white, and hardly feels for people.
Then there's me. I think about things as if that poor kid were my own.
Do you think that all schools should be nut free? I'm not allergic to peanuts, but I know what can happen to people that are. It's not pretty. Some kids have died just being around peanuts.
I asked the same question above on facebook.
One of my friends said that she would take them away in a heartbeat to save the lives of kids that have issues with them. I would to.
Another friend has a son and daughter that are allergic to them (only if ingested) and said that she doesn't want them taken away. They may start taking away more and more things. Soon enough all kids will be able to do is drink water at school. Good point.
Isaak's little friend isn't allergic to almonds. I made homemade almond butter. Of course many places don't sell almond butter right now with the Salmonella scare that happened in the fall. Isaak didn't like his sandwich as much as his usual peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but it is what it is.