I ate a lot of peanut butter and jelly lunches as a child, and I loved them! Peanut butter is great on toast and can even make celery taste good. I do have happy memories of eating peanut butter flavored snacks and PB&J sandwiches. I also have happy memories of eating pizza, pudding cups, and the occasional grilled cheese for lunch. So what?
If the absence of peanut butter during lunch creates a great deal of suffering, then our society is creating some seriously altered views of entitlement. Who is the weak one? The person that can't live without a sugary spread on their bread, or the person that can?
Peanut products are everywhere and cross-contamination can be found in many items that don't even have peanuts in the ingredients. For the peanut allergic kid, this makes food choices a minefield each time they eat outside of the home. These kids need to a be smart, vigilant, and bold each time they eat! How many of us can accurately say that we were able to stand up in front of our peers, as adolescents, and call ourselves out as different?
Food allergic kids are forced to accept their food allergy fate and wear it on their sleeve. They get bullied for it. Their parents get bullied for it. They are forced to act mature and confident before they even hit puberty!
So, I say that "Your Peanut-Allergic Kid is the STRONGEST Kid I know."