Friday, March 16, 2012

The School Sugar Coup!

I get the nut allergy thing-I really truly do. I get the no sesame thing. I just can't handle the absolutely NO SUGAR thing. Maybe its because I"m an addict, maybe I just don't love my children as much as this other ONE PARENT does. I do feel that unless your child is going to die of an allergy, its not fair to shut out 25 other students of party fun.

One mom in my daughters Kindergarten class has raised such a stink over refined sugar, that to save her own sanity the teacher has banned all sugary treats from class room events. (Birthday cupcakes, Christmas, valentines, st. Patty's day parties). Oh-okay fine, what about a meat, cheese, cracker tray thingy? Veggies and Dip? Fruit and Yogurt tray? Plain bread and cheese curds? (see this is me trying to be accommodating and not so judgemental). Nope no processed food of any kind, shes ALLERGIC to sugar. And all those things have hidden sugar in them. Plus other "carcinogens"-I am telling you her kid used this word with the teacher. Huh? who would have guessed, and here I was worried about my electric bill-clearly my priorities are slightly skewed.

In the mean time I've left my scathing comments and thought processes to myself-since for some strange reason I don't make friends easily and thought this can be something I let go. I don't volunteer, and there are days when I'm a few minuets late picking my kid (and my friends kids) from school.  Really who am I to judge a parent to TAKES the time to be involved in her child's education-especially well enough to know all the kids names.

I saw this mom at a birthday party, there she was all snuggled in with her daughter on her couch while 15 kids run around screaming like lunatics, and I"m fairly certain I saw the cat tied up in a pink tutu strapped to a dolly stroller being flung down the stairs with great abandon-my kind of party!!!! Party Mom hurriedly asked me to write down my phone number and my daughters allergies, as shes yelling at the girls treating kitty-doll like a pinata. No allergies, feed her what you want. If she draws on your wall-well I MIGHT clean it ;). I turn around to go to work, then I hear a muttered comment about my lack of concern blah blah blah. I ignore it-I'm biding my time see, there's going to be a moment when she regrets opening her mouth. Well my friends that time is TODAY!!!!!

Leprechaun hunt is on at the school, St. Patrick's day is great for kids-colour recognition, only time its okay to giggle at little people. Well I just MIGHT be showing up during class time with 48 icing filled green short bread cookies. I would feel apprehensive about my bold move-offering candy and sugar filled confections in front of 26 5-6 year olds, and the daggers of death from Miss Crunchy if I hadn't been conspiring with other mothers. Why theres a green Jell-o mold coming today as well, as green veggie only tray with green ranch dip (provided by parsley not dye). Someone mentioned juicing green veggies at home and making a punch? well sounds like a party coup to me! I'll let you know how it goes. Something tells me the teacher MIGHT be involved in this-but I feel a don't ask/don't tell approach to this is best! 


  1. I would have said something to the other parent or parents about their muffled conversation. I'd like to hear how this pans out so please post a blog about it.

  2. This is my test comment as I am figuring out how to do so without losing all my text everytime.