We’re in week 3 of school, and we’re all still getting used to the routine! Fortunately, lunches have become easier over the years and we are able to focus instead on piano practice, dance lessons and getting reading and homework done. Our biggest challenge these days is making sure that our little darlings get enough sleep: something that is getting harder and harder for some reason!
I have spent enough time volunteering in the kids’ lunchroom to know this: a lot of food gets tossed, or put on the “give away” table, not ending up in our children’s stomachs. A strategy we’ve used to combat that is talking with the kids each day about how lunch went. Questions like “Who did you sit with?” and “What did [insert friend name here] bring to eat?” help jumpstart the conversation, culminating with “So, did you like your lunch?” (more…)