The frustrated mum couldn’t believe that her son was excluded from the birthday party over his allergies to nuts…
A mum has taken to Quora to vent her frustration after her young son was excluded from a birthday party because of his allergies. The mum said that when the host of the party found out about her son’s peanut allergy, they said he couldn’t attend, and she is now struggling with breaking the news to him.
Taking A Risk
The mum said that she was taken aback by the decision. “My child got invited to a birthday party. When the mother found out my child had a peanut allergy, she uninvited him. How would you explain to your child why he can’t go?” Commenters on the mum’s post were divided, with some admitting they would have made the same decision. “In fairness to the mother she probably became nervous about keeping your child safe in her watch,” one comment said. “And a good thing too as you would need to know your child is safe.”
Others, however, said that the decision was unnecessary and cruel. “Tell your son that his friend’s mother uninvited him because he has a peanut allergy which she is irrationally afraid of because she is ignorant,” one outraged commenter wrote. “Assure him that his friend still likes him and had nothing to do with the decision to uninvite him.”
We’re not sure about this one. While we can understand where the host of the party is coming from, and recognise that the consequences of an allergic reaction can be severe, it isn’t that difficult to accommodate a nut allergy when hosting a child’s party.
Do you think the host of the party went too far or would you do the same? Let us know in the comments!