and get out of my way. I’m in a bad mood, people. I have had several experiences lately that left me feeling helpless and hopeless about certain things.
For example: Valentine’s Day, like most holidays in the US, seems to be based on gluten- and peanut-containing confections. This means I can’t eat anything (being gluten-intolerant) and my daughter can’t eat anything (having a life-threatening peanut allergy). Usually these two situatons are OK, but on holidays people go out of their way to pile on these things.
In my daughter’s classroom (of which I’m the room parent), I send out endless messages reminding people not to bring in peanut-containing things. And you know what? People are like cats. I say “Please don’t bring in any peanut containing candy.” They hear “Please blah bring blah blah peanut blah candy.” And there’s a “No Peanut Zone” sign on the class door. What do I have to do to get through to people?
Carry on with your day. I will be back to my cheerful self next time I post.
*The kids in Girlfriend’s class all say “Valentime’s versus Valentine’s.”