Long before we were parents we were sure that our child would be the one on the block the other kids hated.
“Hey Billy, wanna come to my house to play?”
“No way, your mom serves crappy snacks.? What’s with the celery and whole wheat sandwiches?? And the cookies.? Frankly dude they suck.”
Although I know how to make great treats, I don’t believe children should be filled with over processed junk food.? We have whole wheat bread, fruits and veg for snacks and all natural crackers.? I rarely buy cookies and the “treat bucket” is very special.? Or a bribe to get the kid to eat the dinner and not throw it at me.? Don’t judge me.
When we were hunting for a preschool (it wasn’t much of a hunt… he goes to our church preschool) we specifically wanted on that was not a co-op.? I send my kid to preschool for a mommy break more than a learning experience.? While the church preschool is not a co-op it does ask that we provide snack on a regular basis.? From what I understand this is pretty standard for most preschools.
On preschool orientation day they handed out a little “handbook” that outlined all parents needed to know about preschool (except the number of children in my child’s class).? In that handbook there was a section on snacks.? The school tries to emphasize health eating!? What a concept.? The challenge is finding different snacks to keep things interesting.? Sure, I could bring the same thing every time, but then I might have a preschooler revolution on my hands.? Aww, who the hell am I kidding… my kid eats oatmeal every day for breakfast.
Tonight I went grocery shopping.? I did so mainly because tomorrow is my snack day.? Fruit and cheese sticks are normally my stand-by, but tonight I found some graham crackers in the health food department.? They proclaim to be sweetened with honey and molasses, not sugar.? I’m all about cutting back the sugar.? I grab the crackers and crunch on out of the grocery.
Fastforward, boy sees crackers sitting on the counter and asks to have one.? They’re healthy, why not.? I give one a go.? Um… I’d rather chew on a shoebox.? Honestly.? Do these people not try their food before sending it out?? I suppose it’s a good thing I bought cheese sticks and fruit.