Note: this is not a backlash in anyway.
Backstory: I was at the store the other day and my son saw one of his friends from school. My son is severely allergic to peanuts (among other foods). His school has managed well by giving him a placemat that's "his" and that space cannot be shared. He's also at the end of the table where less people can sit next to him. All friends with peanut products have to sit at the other end of the table. So far, so good, we haven't had any "accidents" that we are aware of, although he's come home covered in hives like 3-4 times :/.
So, that being said. When we saw said friend, her mom said "Is this the notorious Caden?". Her daughter said "No, this is the peanut allergic Caden". And then she said "I bring PB&J everyday so I can't sit next to Caden at school."
But this got me thinking.......I don't understand why just PB&J. As a kid, I'd get bored of that real fast! My son is allergic to (get ready for the list)............
Eggs, peanuts, treenuts, soy, legumes (beans), rice, sesame seeds, citrus fruits, coconut, shellfish and fish.
But I don't send him with the same food daily.
I don't have a lot of time (work full time, managing his allergies as well as my own and his baby brother's (all different allergies)). He goes to school each day with something different each day of the week at least, if not more.
Just wondering what the reasoning was. My kid would get bored if I sent him with ham and cheese everyday LOL.