Tonight I got an email from the teacher at his "summer camp" program, informing me that he's going to be in a "peanut-free" classroom. This is rocking our world far more than it should but holy moly....maybe mention this BEFORE I write the check for the non-refundable deposit! There are four classrooms for his age group...maybe mention that one of the others isn't peanut-free.
He will eat grilled cheese but there's no way I'm making one of those every morning, and I don't know how he would feel about having it cold anyway. We've tried traditional sandwich meats like ham or turkey but he just takes them apart, eats the bread, and leaves the rest.
I completely understand the safety issues. I agree it is more important for another kid to live than for my kid to eat a lunch that includes protein. I get it. I don't have to like it, but I get it.
I remain convinced the only sure thing in parenting is this: Just when we get something all figured out, either the kid or an outside force rips the rug out from under us.