E has been attending a day camp of sorts. It's three hours long and so, of course, involves a snack. And so, of course, we sent along gluten-free snacks. Because, of course, she can't ever just eat what everyone else is eating. At any time. Ever. She is so great about this, it's amazing. There have been so many times that she has to sit by and not have a cupcake when everyone else is having a cupcake. When she eats the healthy thing I packed for her, because she can't have what every other kid in the room is having. When she has to be different, everywhere she goes. When she has to say "no, thanks, I can't eat that," even though she is only 5, and that's hard enough when you're 30.
But, we've been asked to please not send quite so "many" snacks. Because the other kids get "jealous."
Of course. Why should every kid learn that they can't always eat everything they want to eat? Only my kid should learn that.