Despite years of hearing the stories, seeing the issues, I have to admit I was completely caught off-guard today — all I could say was, “nuts!” I took my daughter to her daycare today for her Christmas party or Holiday party or whatever they call it these days. Anyway, my husband had signed me up for cookies. I decided not to run to the store in the sub zero temps and just make what I had at home so I made chocolate chip walnut and macadamia — you guessed it — NUTS!
Anyway, as we entered the day care, I was told, you can’t bring anything with nuts into this school- we are a “nut-free” zone. I started think to myself, what? Are you nuts? Then I thought better of it. I know for a fact that one of my good friends to this day swells up like a balloon if she encounters nuts in any form including peanut oil. So, I turned the cookies over and we just went to the party. Apparently, you have to bring store bought, sealed items, or you cannot bring anything at all. The latter is just fine for me. As I looked at all the dietary restrictions in the classroom I was in, I realized one of my daughter’s classmates was allergic to “tree nuts.” Well, there you have it folks – I am glad my cookies were confiscated and in the end, I learned a valuable lesson. So, from now, it is store bought items only for me and definitely no… NUTS!