In our household, preparing to go back to school is a heck of a lot more than school clothes shopping and meeting teachers. A back to school tradition that we also have to incorporate is allergy awareness.
Faith is allergic to peanuts, all tree nuts, and egg.
Peanuts. Peanuts can kill her. Yes, she is THAT allergic.
We have been incredibly lucky that we have a supportive school system and Faith’s classmate’s parents “get it”. We have asked for, and received a few adjustments to help keep Faith safe….and alive. I like her alive. We have asked that her class be a nut free zone. We have asked that after lunch all kiddos in Faith’s class wash their hands and in the lunch room, one half of one table be designated as a nut-free zone. She is starting her fourth year at this school and so far these precautions have kept her from having any reactions at school. (Knock on wood, throwing salt over my shoulder….)
This year I am also going to include super cute Allergy Cards from Tiny Prints in her lunch box and backpack. They are an adorable way to remind others of what Faith is allergic to. Click the picture below to take a peek at everything Tiny Prints has to offer for back to school this year.
What is a “out of the ordinary” back to school preparation in your household?
I’m the teacher now so in addition to the school supplies, clothes, etc. I also have to get the lesson plans ready! I love my job and I look forward to going everyday!