This year, Matthew began a five day a week preschool program because I went back to work. They have been incredible! His teacher, Ms. Rhonda, has worked with me all along and I feel great about how they have worked with us this year. We are grateful!
One of the neatest and equally scary things they have done this year is little baking/cooking projects with the three year olds. The idea of cooking with a large group of three year olds is scary enough, am I right? But oh boy, did some food allergy anxiety set in initially!
His teacher emailed me a few weeks into the school year and said she wanted to make blueberry muffins with the class.
First (panicked) thought: NOPE! Not happening...
Second (calm, cool and collected) thought: I have worked my tail off adapting recipes to fit his needs. I have been adamant about including Matthew in everything that he is reasonably able to participate in. Can we make this work?
Let me say this...placing your trust in someone else to manage your child's allergies is not an easy decision, and I would not do this with just anyone - but I trusted and do trust his teacher, so we went for it. If you aren't comfortable with something when it comes to your child and his/her allergies...DON'T DO IT!
Ms. Rhonda and I have collaborated several times over the course of this year to come up with safe alternatives for Matthew, and it has been an amazing success (we will miss Ms. Rhonda next year)!
These blueberry muffins are really great, and are a result of this unexpected collaboration with Matthew's preschool teacher! Moist (ugh, that word!), sweet, and delicious warm treats that are great and quick for breakfast, and so easy, even a preschooler can do it!
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