Friday, November 2, 2012

Another Reason to Ignore My Kitchen

This week, my 7yo daughter asked me to make baked goods for her school's Halloween party.  I have done this for school parties in the past, which is kind of ironic, given that I am not really the Suzie Homemaker kind of a mom.  My daughter loves offering the goods to her class though, so I continue to bake, if for no other reason but to bask in the mommy-ness of the task.

I was hoping to get out of cookie duty this year but on the morning of the party, my daughter freaked out on me for not having made anything.  Being the sucker nice mom that I am, I sent her off to school with the promise that I would make cookies that morning, and bring them to the office at her school before her party started.

The cookies had to be nut-free of course, but also egg free for this particular class.  I, Super mom, made cookies like mad that morning.  I ran out to the store for ingredients and churned out a few trays of cookies that had to be cooled down and delivered before noon that same day.

Wow, I thought to myself, praising my awesomeness.  

Once I got to the school office, I explained to the secretary why I was delivering the cookies.  She asked me if we had any peanut butter in the house, to which I replied 'yes', but didn't think it relevant since the jar had not been opened in over a week prior to this baking session.

Not good enough apparently.  My cookies were denied!  

Still not wanting to disappoint my daughter, I ran over to the grocery store and found some boring shortbread cookies that were free of offending nuts and eggs.  She was apparently happy with this.

So the bad news is obvious.  The good news:  No more baking!  Woot!


  1. That is crazy! I am totally on board for not sending peanut butter as a snack but not accepting cooking because you have peanut butter in the house! THAT IS CRAZY. My son brought some fresh coconut to school one day and was told he couldn't eat it. COCONUT. This has all gone way to far!

  2. THat's a bit over the top- re peanut butter.
    The whole thing is really getting out of hand.
    we can no longer bring Tim Hortons into our school for the same reason.
    We usually bring the teachers coffee & donuts during report card week but were also denied.
    (although the strike may have also had something to do with that decision)
    I've totally given up on the baking thing because of this.
    Or at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it ;
    I brought individual bags of popcorn for the kids on Halloween, but I'm sure before you know it that will no longer be acceptable.

  3. That's nuts. You should pardon the expression.