A neighborhood boy was over playing earlier. Since we had never met, his mom walked him over. She saw a couple of bottles of soda on the counter and asked me not to give him soda. So I give them water bottles along with apple wedges and a yogurt/peanut butter dip. He takes a slice, scoops it with the dip, gets it near his mouth and freezes and asks "What's in this?" When I told him, he threw it on the counter and ran to the bathroom and washed his hands really good. He must not have gotten any on him because he didn't react. I walked him home and read his mom the riot act for not telling me. I kind of needed to know that. She looked horrified and just said "I'm so sorry. I forgot." So far, so good. They are still home-no trips to the ER. My kids love peanut butter and it's a rare day that it is not out in the kitchen at some point...or the living room...or even the bedrooms. I just don't allow kids with nut allergies to play at my house. Period. I cannot guarantee their safety.
on Jul. 17, 2013 at 12:31 AM