OK, maybe B's Thanksgiving Feast at school wasn't a total FAIL.
But get this.
I walk into school with B's stuffing muffins in hand (they were a HUGE hit BTW - the other stuffing mom's stuffing wasn't touched - I actually felt a little bad) and asked the teacher if anything had nuts in it.
She said, "Don't worry, the kids know enough not to give B anything with nuts."
In my mind I've got an inner monologue going:
"Oh, you mean the kids who know basically nothing about food allergy (save for 2 others) and who can't READ know not to give her nuts?!?! Are YOU nuts lady?"
I ALMOST laughed in her face, like are you out of your cotton picking mind?!?
But I said, "it's not the obvious nuts I'm worried about, it's the hidden ones. Mind if I take a look at what you're serving?"
And I did. And everything was safe for B. Awesome! Off I went to work/errands/etc.
Cut to pickup.
On the way home, B tells me that she couldn't have the dessert at said feast. I probed, because sometimes she actually CAN have the dessert, but she gets scared/worried about it containing nuts and doesn't eat it.
"Why couldn't you have it?" I asked.
"Because it had a crosstamination warning" (her words, not mine).
"So what did you have? (thinking stupidly that her teacher surely gave her one of the safe snacks in the bag I put in the classroom)"
"Nothing. Neither did M (who has a milk allergy) or M (who has a peanut allergy too)."
So I say "Wanna go to Starbucks for some chocolate milk since you didn't get dessert?"
That went over well. So we did.
But inside, I'm getting annoyed.
I mean, why couldn't the stupid (yes I said it!) teacher tell me that morning that they would have a dessert that wouldn't be safe???? WTF (yes I said it!)??? I could have easily gone home and whipped something up (I'm all Martha Stewart like that). Why didn't the jackass (yes I said it!!) use one of the safe snacks I provided months ago???
But B, wasn't angry. So why am I?
Needless to say her teacher and I are going to have a LONG chat on Monday about all of us.