Don't just live in the world

Dear Allergic Mom

September 6th, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in #ToddlerLife

Your kid is in my kid’s class. I don’t know your name or hers yet, but the teachers told us that we need to be very careful, and since we all act as classroom volunteers they showed up where the information will be, where the Epi-Pens are stored and how to use them if something happens.

You were sitting in the room as they went through this demonstration and all I could do was look at the back of you and your husband and think how absolutely terrifying this must be for you.

My daughter isn’t allergic to anything that we’re aware of, let alone something so ubiquitous around small children as nuts. I’m thankful that we don’t have to be cautious about everything we do and every place we send her. Next week we’re sending her to this place with new people, new kids, everything to be learned. I’m scared as it is, and here you are sending your child into this world with so much more risk.

I’ve been thinking about you since that presentation, knowing how stressful it must be, knowing that any time you could get a very bad phone call, and having just to trust. Knowing that some people just don’t take this as seriously as it needs to be taken.

Please know that I have been thinking about you and that your daughter will be on my mind whenever I’m getting ready to send my daughter to school. We will be so very careful.

I can never understand what it is to send your little girl out into the world, I hope you believe that I empathize and will try to make it as easy as possible for you to trust.

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