Saturday, May 17, 2008

NoPeanuts Playdate

One of our local bloggers organized a playdate for parents living in my area whose children have food allergies. It was the perfect day for it! The weather was amazing (finally summer!). We met at a local park with our kids and had a great time sharing stories, getting to know one another and enjoying the morning outdoors. It was a bit hard to talk to adults for longer than 2 minutes at a time because my girls are soooooo active, but nonetheless I was able to have some meaningful conversations.

I have identified what are my personal goals for my involvement with this group:
  1. Set up a local internet forum,
  2. Get in touch with educational programs for childcare providers and review their curriculum on allergies and anaphylaxis,
  3. Get in touch with the universities and suggest education about allergies and anaphylaxis be part of the curiculum for graduates of the education program (i.e. new teachers),
  4. Get involved with furthering allergy awareness by the general public,
  5. Have some fun!
It will likely take me all summer to accomplish these goals, but I think it's a good start.


allergicmom said...

I'm so sorry I missed it, but I think I would have been in the same boat -- my kids tend to run in opposite directions to each other when given a choice, so I probably wouldn't have had much time to talk either.

Hopefully it'll happen again soon!

Sue said...

What a nice day. It feels so good to be around parents that get it. I love your idea of talking to the college and allergy training!