Just A Jellybean.....

By rbergman Latest Reply 2009-04-09 16:40:22 -0500
Started 2009-04-08 21:44:04 -0500

I was at the school today, discussing various things, nothing medical for a change. Our baby goat, Butterscotch, who's parents are named Rocky Road and Carmel by the way lol, has been invited to the school tomorrow at the end of the day for show and tell.
I was talking to Laura's teacher about what time to bring Butterscotch in when she suddenly changed the subject and she says to me, "Oh, by the way, tomorrow since we are getting out early for Easter Break I figured I'd just have the kids play bingo since they go home an hour after lunch." …okay, where is this going I'm thinking…she continues " Yea, I bought Jellybeans for them to use as bingo markers, I figured those would be better than other candy for Laura's sake."
The ticked off mom in me wanted to say "Jellybeans…do you, a teacher NOT realize a jellybean is pure sugar, why don't you just hand her a bag of sugar and a spoon?"
But…I refrained and instead I told her that it was a good thing Laura has never liked Jellybeans in her life, at least she won't be tempted to eat more than she uses on her bingo cards.

Sometimes even the educators who are educated need education lol

I was telling my husband this story when Laura walks in the room as I'm explaining the game plan and says. "Good thing I don't like Jellybeans then huh mom, well, except for the one outside" and she giggles…one of our female rabbits is named Jellybean lol

4 replies

2009-04-09 16:40:22 -0500 Report

Well, I'm glad Laura just likes the "rabbit" jellybean! :) People who are not diabetic just simply don't understand just one little jellybean can cause your BS to skyrocket. My brother had that problem in school with a terrible peanut allergy. He can't even touch one. I guess it's hard for teachers to keep things fun and safe at the same time. Thank goodness Laura is a very smart little girl and is learning fast what she can and can't have. Hugs, Angie

vgarrison 2009-04-09 12:17:11 -0500 Report

It is my understanding (I could be wrong) but isn't the school held responsible for our children during school hours. I mean if something were to happen to our children while in school the school district could be held accountable. So doesn't make sense that the teaching staff would have to learn at least the basics of any disease or illness that a child in that school has? If for no other reason that for the legal ramifications?

I know that teachers have alot to do and all, but come one. How is diabetes any different than say a child that has an allergy to diabetes. I know that the allergy would be evident within moments and the diabetes wouldn't but still this is the health of our children either way.

OH well…


Sally 2009-04-09 10:28:10 -0500 Report

I don't have any children of my own, but I ran a daycare for ten years, so I dealt with teachers from time to time. It seems that all teachers know about anymore when it comes to health issues is ADD and ADHD and how long until I can pump drugs down them again! There is a whole slew of health issues that kids deal with and teachers need to be aware of all of them. Kids don't always make responsible choices, even when they know that certain foods are off limits, thats where the teacher needs to take over. I had several kids with asthma, one with juevenile rheumatoid arthritis, and one with severe allergies to nuts. I can't tell you how many times the kids would tell me that they had to remind the teacher of thier condition and they couldn't eat this or that or participate in some event. I know teachers are busy and have lots of students, but while they are responsible for our kids , they need to be educated about illnesses of all kinds. When I became licensed to do daycare, I had to take several classes on childhood illnesses and how to handle them.
We expect our kids to take their conditions seriously, and they look up to their teachers. So the teachers need to step it up on these matters. Good luck to you and your daughter.

bigjrm45 2009-04-08 21:51:53 -0500 Report

they make a suger free jellybean, i would give them to my grand kids.but you took care of it in a nice way too