June 15, 2005

Why Homeschool? #1

So my kid won't be subjected to the peanut ghetto:

"If children at a neighboring table have peanut butter, we ask them to pick a friend and move to another table," McGuire said. "We don't want to make it feel like a punishment; we just really want them to be aware that their peanut butter actually can be harmful to a student."

In the past few years, the school's cafeteria has stopped serving all products containing peanuts, McGuire said. That includes the old lunchtime standby, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

The school even removed the Snickers bars and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups from the vending machines in the teachers' lounge, McGuire said.

Sweet Jesus.

The silver lining in this peanut allergy craze is that Black History Month should be a lot more fun - instead of doing a boring old report on George Washington Carver, the kids can burn him in effigy.


Anonymous said...

Hi, I found your blog post while doing a search for peanut allergies.I am not sure quite what your views are on this matter?
Most UK doctors recommend that pregnant women avoid eating peanuts to lessen allergy potential in their baby. Anaphylaxis is a real, life threatening condition, not so much a craze!

Sean said...

The mother follows him around on field trips and establishes "peanut free" zones. That kid is so getting beat up!

He may never suffer the slight discomfort of a peanut ingestion, but those emotional scars are gonna run deep.