So back to the story from Sunday.. It was the very first day for Erik & I to volunteer in the church nursery.. We will have toddler duty in one of the daycare rooms the first Sunday of every month, but there was a special event going on on Sunday that children needed watched for.. The look on Erik’s face walking into a room filled w/ 12-22 month olds was priceless.. All I could do of course, was giggle.. Welcome to training, honey! bwaaahaha!
A couple of quick instructions; check their name tags, diaper bag goes here, etc. etc. and we were well on our way… There was another adult in our room, so that was helpful too.. The kids were funny though.. some laughing & playing a couple more upset & clingy.. all in all in went really well! Erik did great too! All until it came time when the parents started picking up their kids.. One little girl we noted during snacks had “severe dairy allergies”.. So we watched like hawks to make sure she absolutely had no string cheese, milk, etc. We even made sure it didn’t come close to being near her… When the parents came to get her, and asked what she had had for snack, they apparently stated that she had a soy allergy as well.. The little girl had been eating graham crackers! (we checked dairy on those and it didn’t have any).. Oye.. So the parents were pretty upset, but we explained that there was absolutely no “soy allergy” written on ANYthing! Her name tag didn’t say it, her slip w/ her bag didn’t say it… Why in the heck would you not put that on there as well? Man oh mighty.. Erik felt absolutely horrible.. We had the coordinator update us later in the day, and the little was doing okay.. *Note to self, if any of my kids of allergies.. send their own snacks or put every single allergy on their tag*.. Poor girl.. wasn’t like she could even talk to tell us what she could & couldn’t have..
Fingers crossed that this was a big fluke and our next volunteer time goes better for Erik =)