I was scooting around the ‘blogosphere’ this morning and I kept coming across blogs with posts about what parents are putting in their kid's school lunches.
I have a question.
Do any kids really EAT the stuff these parents say they send?
We can’t send peanut butter or any nut products to my kid’s school because of allergies. Right now there’s also a HUGE deli meat recall going on because of a ‘listeria’ outbreak in town too.
That leaves me – what? Um, bagels and cream cheese? Great.
Kids cannot live on bagels and cream cheese alone, although I have one child who may try.
So, today I warmed up the pizza that was left over from Saturday night’s dinner for my son’s lunch, threw in a pear, some carrot sticks and some animal crackers for dessert. He gets juice or milk at the school.
My daughter got the pasta left over from Sunday’s dinner, another pear, more carrot sticks and chocolate pudding for her sweet tooth. She also gets milk every day at school.
My bet is all the pears come home again, unless of course they get traded away for gum or something equally nutritious.
I will keep sending fruit and veggies in my kid’s lunch boxes every day, but honestly? I think it’s fifty-fifty whether my kids’ll eat them or not.
So, I’m waving the white flag.
My children are growing. They’re not sick. So you know what? I give up.
I’ve now decided that lunch will be my lost meal of the day. I’ll force a decent breakfast and dinner on my children and hope for the best with lunch.
Besides, I think I survived my entire high school life on french fries and chocolate cream donuts for lunch and look at how well I turned out.
Okay, I’ll keep sending in the carrots too. Maybe they'll eat one or two by mistake.