School starts soon! In about three and a half weeks, to be exact.
Posts in various forums I am on have started giving me a bit of a panic attack about, of all things, lunch. Frank does not eat bread, or cheese, or cold cuts. He does not even eat peanut butter or jelly. He doesn't eat wraps, or veggies, or cheese and crackers. He doesn't eat string cheese.
Keeping all this in mind...what, exactly, do I pack this kid for lunch???
In daycare/kindergaten, I packed him lunch for most of his time there. When he was four, in pre-K, he wanted to start ordering the same lunches the other kids ate, so we did. I started out cautiously, only ordering him chicken nuggets, which has always been the fallback food for him. I eventually got more daring, so, by the time he was finishing up there, his last month, he ate the school lunch every day. It was great, because first and foremost, he was eating the same things as his peers! Number two, I didn't have to groggily remember on a weekday morning to pack his fish sticks or chicken nuggets. (The teachers would warm them up in the microwave for him. I sent them in an insulated bag, with an ice pack.)
In first grade, in the local elementary school this fall, though, the cafeteria staff won't be warming up his food in a microwave for him. Which brings me back to my question...what in the same of all that is good and holy do I pack this kid for lunch??
If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.