In Laney's class each child made a "flat person"...a photo of their head with a construction paper body. Only about 6" tall. This flat person was to be mailed to someone in the world of each child's choosing. Laney chose to mail Flat Laney to my bff in Maine. When the recipient of this flat person got them in the mail they were to gather information about the area they live in and sent the flat person along with this information back. Brochures, newspapers and things of that nature. Jeni did a fantastic job and when we got Flat Laney back the REAL Laney was so excited she couldn't wait to take it to school and share with her classmates. Jeni included some gummy lobsters...for what is Maine without lobsters...and some Maine-made blueberry jam...for which Maine is also famous for...blueberries.
So imagine my surprise when Laney gets into the car the other day with the contents of the box...after the class was done sharing...to say that she wasn't allowed to share the food items because some kids might be allergic. When you were a kid do you remember there being as many food allergies as there are today??? I don't. Maybe I'm remembering it wrong I don't know. It was devastating to Laney and upsetting to me. Even though I understand the reasons. They have class parties all the time and food served in there. Sigh. If you have a child with allergies you probably appreciate this but when you don't its not fun either.
So.....THANK YOU Jeni for your thoughtfulness! It was awesome to have food items in there. We enjoyed them today...here at home. Laney loved, loved, loved the blueberry jam!