Our son has a contact
and ingestion peanut allergy.
A very social young man, this can make life
interesting. He is also, a Cub Scout, an avid train buff, a library/bookstore
junkie and a participant in our local Little League.
Recently, a friend whose son is also a
Cub Scout, thought it would be a great idea to have a Valentine's Day Party at
her house. As part of their scouting requirements, the boys could help plan the
party, make decorations, set up and clean up. And of course, it could all be
peanut free. It was a make-your-own sundae party.
We sat down over a cup of tea,
she asked about what ice cream is safe, toppings, etc. She was more than
willing to let us make toppings at home, hunt down the sprinkles, bring some
bananas, raisins, marshmallows, gummy bears ... all things he loves on
It was so easy for her to open her heart so he could be included safely. He
had a great time and no one noticed that it was a nut-free afternoon.
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