Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lunch Box Notes *another publication reject*

Here is another project that I didn't get published with. It is lunchbox notes. :)












They could not be any easier. White folded cards, my favorite decorative tape on the edge, stamp, color and cut out images, stamped greeting. I also rounded the top corner.

Then you pop them in a lunchbox in the morning to let kids know you are thinking of them. For some reason lunchtime is a huge source of stress for my kids. My oldest has a horrible peanut allergy. Last year there were incidents with kids teasing him with peanut sandwiches. This year a new principal wanted to make sure that didn't happen again. She made the peanut table. Sounds cool right? Stephen is the only peanut allergy in his grade. So it's the Stephen sits alone table. *sigh* Apparently halfway through lunch they fill up and random kids do end up sitting with him. Random kids with peanut sandwiches. Which is fine, Stephen is pretty mature and can handle it. The thing is that he's STILL sitting in a peanut area, but not with anyone from his class. So all the fun of being segregated with none of the safety. Stephen doesn't want me to talk to anyone about it though. He says it is fine. Well sometimes. Sometimes he says it's is horrible. I think it has to do with how much fun his classmates seem to be having over at the normal table.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Erin, your lunch notes are gorgeous, and I can't believe they weren't picked for publication. Great idea!

As for the peanut table - I think they'd be better off doing what my daughter's school does - ban nut products from school. It doesn't hurt anyone to NOT have a peanut butter sandwich at school, there are plenty of other options to eat! My daughter has three anaphylactic allergy kids in her grade with a variety of allergies, we ALL help by not making it harder for them. Perhaps you could speak quietly to the principal (without your son knowing) about other options that might help include your son, instead of excluding him? I hope it gets better for him.

Joan B said...

adorable cards/peanut table???? good grief. there must be a better alternative. I can think of several!

Joan B said...

adorable cards/peanut table???? good grief. there must be a better alternative. I can think of several!