Wednesday, April 11, 2012



I am trying to decide for the Allergy factor alone if I need to go ahead and slowly start school with Aubree.  Hallie did not go to school at all until this past year. She just did PreK and it was 4 days a week. It worked out great for her. BUT I am not sure how I could handle always being in control of what Aubree eats to being away from her 4-5 days per week. She has two years before going to Kindergarten. Do I want to start 2 days a week this coming year then 3 days a week the following year?? That way we both ease our way into it. OR do I want to take these next two years and make sure she 100% understands all of her allergies and what she can eat??  I honestly am not too worried about the academic aspect of preschool. She is a bright girl and would be fine.   I don’t know. I don’t know.  I do know that I would have to be 100% Comfortable with the school/teacher before I would even consider it.  I am proud of how much Aubree understands what she is allergic to and what she can have. But she is still just 3 and looks for my direction a lot. My biggest fear is that an adult would tell her that a food is ok when it is not, and something would happen and I NOT be there! I would not handle that well.  I don't want her to feel like the "Freak" of the class and be embarassed. I don't want teachers to be annoyed at all the questions I am going to ask and how involved I am going to want to be. But this is MY baby and it is MY job to keep her safe!  I have even toyed around with the homeschooling option. There is so much to learn about life from the school setting. I guess I need to weigh my options.  I don’t know, I don’t know!!

This may sound like not a big deal to some….but it is a HUGE deal to us. My priority is to keep Aubree SAFE, happy & healthy!


  1. I work in a school and totally understand your concern. I do have a bit of advice for you. Make sure when she is in school that it is ok for the teacher to inform the other staff members. I was really frustrated last year at the fact that I had lunch duty and unknowingly had a child that had a sensitivity. His classroom teacher knew, but neither her nor her TA had told me and I was the one to take him to lunch. Once I knew, it was no big deal. We are all understanding and willing to do anything we can to keep the kids safe.

  2. Thank you for the advice, I will take all that I can get!