Are they trying to wind us up deliberately? They know about D's medical condition, they know he needs to keep his meal times the same, They know he has to eat a fairly strict diet. So what do they do? Suddenly change his lunch time by 1/2 an hour mid week
Well tried to change. D stood up to the teacher and told them it wasn't possible. The teacher (who knows D has a statement about his medical condition) apparently asked whether it really would have that much of an impact and D told them it definitely would. So now he ends up eating his lunch in his class whilst his mates go out to play.
And all because the school want to introduce a new system which makes the school more of a community. The lunch tables have set kids sitting at them from all different years and the 6th years (including D) have to help the younger ones open lunch boxes, cut up food etc. I thought lunch tme was for chillin' with your mates and relaxing. It's a nice idea, but not so fair on the kids - the school has already got a very good community across the ages anyway.
Then there's a out of school trip coming up involving 1 and 1/2 hour train trip to get there. No real issue with that, apart from they won't get back before D's tea time. If this meal is late it really effects how the rest of the stuff we have to do in the evening works and can have knock on effect for days afterwards. So we said D couldn't go unless he came home earlier. Not possible says the teacher. No staff to bring him home earlier - even though he has a statement which gives him additional help for a number of hours a week???? Where are they then?
The teacher suggests D can pick up a hot pastie/burger or something to eat on the train.....errrrr........remember the restricted diet
or even bring the meal with him to eat on the train home.....errrrrr again...........hot meal ? how's he gonna carry that around all day?
The upshot of it all is D will not be able to go on the trip. Just getting fed up with trying to keep explaining the who medical condition thing. If it was diabetes/eplilepsy medication, people would understand. But because it's something else, I think we are being labeled as awkward or OCD parents, when we know from 10 years hard experience that the best way to control things (as well as medical stuff in the evening) is with a strict diet and fairly set meal times.
......it's the weekend and I'm going to do some wood burning to chill and calm down. Got to make more stock for my sister's stall - she's running low