It seems I may have hit a bit of a nerve with the peanut allergy! My children do have allergies and I am just learning what they are. None of them have life threatening allergies, thank goodness.
If my child WAS really really allergic to dairy, which she is, would it be fair of me to impose a NO dairy policy at school? I wouldn't dream of it! She is not deathly allergic but she gets severe stomach aches but she knows to stay away from it and she is only in grade 1!
In my opinion if your child is that allergic then maybe they should be home schooled OR the parent go to the school at lunch time to make sure that your child does not come in contact with the peanuts! Why should parents of the mass majority of the school body be forced to be peanut free? will these children expect their college or university or high school or work place to become peanut free?
What about us parents that are on a very strict or non-existent budget? I go through about $15-20 in deli meat a week, and now I can't give one of my daughters deli meat due to allergies..... I am running out of options. What options I have left are not cheap.
I am not sure this is everyone else's problem and I don't mean to be cold hearted, I am just being honest to how I feel.
I do wonder WHY are there are so many kids deadly allergic to peanuts now a days? I never heard of anyone in my childhood ever being deadly allergic to peanuts! my personal opinion....... immunizations! why is autism on the rise? did you know it has risen 150% in just over a decade??!! did you know that they changed the 1 year immunization in 1995? and now more kids have autism and peanut allergies! coincidence? personally I don't think so.
again this is my blog and my opinion..... we are all entitled to our own. Don't be offended!
EDITED: thank you for your comment anonymous! I am so grateful that my children do not have a deadly reaction to anything, I can't imagine what that would be like. My daughter Emily told me that some kids in her class still bring peanut butter sandwiches to school cuz the child who has the anaphylactic shock is not in their classroom. So even though our school is "peanut free" it really isn't! also I understand that to say be home schooled sounds really unfair, and a strong statement to say, but for me......this being said without having this situation mind you......if there was a chance that something as easy as peanuts could kill my child, I would keep them home for elementary school! My oldest did go to a school for grades 1-3 that had children with peanut allergies and they made a peanut free table in the eating room for those children. So I am of the understanding that moves can be made without having to do a complete ban!
and thanks for reading my blog! and for praying......we should find out some more test results tomorrow! and thanks for sharing about your son with autism, I too do not think that immunizations is the only cause of autism but I do strongly believe it is a contributing factor to the growing epidemic!
it is so great to be able to share our opinions without offense!