Laura Bennett Really Steps In It This Time.
In a move certain to have thousands of high-strung mommies calling for her head on a platter, Laura writes of her skepticism regarding peanut allergies in her latest Daily Beast column:
“Our children are now taught that a classmate might die right in front of them if they bring PB&J for lunch. Where were these kids when we were in school?
A Massachusetts school district recently evacuated a school bus of ten-year-old passengers after a stray peanut was found on the floor. Not an unclaimed backpack that could contain a bomb, not a mysterious white powdered substance—a peanut. There are parents with legitimate concerns, but I also believe there are a few people needlessly involved in the peanut panic. Here in New York City, the land of Alpha Parenting, every now and then I encounter a parent who is determined to have a child who is special in some way—any way—that keeps them dependent. What better way to have a child strapped to you for life than to have a life-threatening allergy? It’s a kind of Munchausen’s by Peanut.”
Also, if you happen to be home this afternoon, you’ll be able to catch Laura in a pre-taped segment on Oprah. Our girl’s made it to the big time!
Source: Sandwiches That Kill [TheDailyBeast]