So I get an email last night from one of my new K teachers, telling me that one of her students is to have "no dairy products at all, under ANY circumstances", per mom at pick-up yesterday. I of course start panicking, thinking I missed it on the health form. We provide school lunch for all students for free, and have a few with dairy/egg allergies that we order a special egg free/dairy free meal for.
So I just get to work and run to my files and pull our the bright orange sheet that all parents fill out. Allergies? NO. Food sensitivities? NO. OK, so I am feeling like at least my butt is covered. Then I look at the signed health form from physician. Allergies? NO. Hmmmmmm...
I just spoke with mom. She says "Oh, it isn't that she is allergic, it's that I am a vegan and would prefer she not have any dairy products, or any animal products". So I tell her that unfortunately, while our meal service can provide a vegetarian option and an egg free/dairy free option, there is no vegan option. She says no problem, I have been packing her a lunch every day so it is fine. So then I say "And what would you like us to do when a child brings in cake/cupcakes for a birthday celebration"? She says "Oh, then it's fine and she can have one- I don;t want her to feel left out".
Is it just me that finds this completely ridiculous? This picking and choosing drives me NUTS. If you are going to make a huge stink about your snowflake consuming anything with a drop of dairy, then why is it suddenly OK for her to have cakes and cupcakes????
OK, my daily vent is over.