This year I am only buying three things for each of the kids, last year I did five. In addition to all the things they received from grandparents, aunts, uncles and throw Hanukkah in there, it is a LOT of stuff. So I am being very selective on the gifts. I saw this today and I wondered if any of you, Dear Readers, have any experience with it and if you do could you please enlighten me.
It is Disney Clickables. It looks neat and I think Oldest would be into it, but I am not so sure.
Secondly, Middle has an ever so slight peanut allergy. I realize that out in the world of school it doesn't matter how slight the allergy, the staff at pre-school must take all precautions. We have expressed to him that he should never take food that is offered to him from another child, while at school. When we are with him it is fine. He cannot eat peanuts or peanut butter. He can eat anything that was prepared with peanut oil and has no reaction to anything prepared in a manufacturing plant that also prepares peanuts. You get the idea.
So, the school has provided the entire pre-school class with a list of peanut free snacks. This list is from a parochial school somewhere and it is full of brand name snacks, that we generally do not buy, for one reason or another. I am certainly not an exclusively organic person, nor is my family, however, I do try to limit their intake of crap.
But here is my question. If I am reading labels of the snacks that I buy at Trader Joe's, or wherever, and they do not contain peanuts and were not manufactured in a plant that handles peanuts, isn't it peanut safe? And if my kid is the only kid in the class with this issue, would it stand to reason that his snacks are safe?
I understand that the school must take all precautions and that Middle is only 4 and may now and then take a snack from a friend that he should not. It sort of bother's me that the parents of all the other kids have to deal with this too. Again, I understand the issues of safety. But still.
I can only hope he grows out of this ever so slight allergy. Otherwise it is going to a bummer when he is there full day and has to eat at the peanut free table.