I'd love to report after all this time that Ethan is suddenly a lot less picky than he used to be...but I would be lying if I did. Sigh.
His lunches look much the same as always.
On the right: baby carrots, strawberries with elephant pick.
On the left: Trader Joe's cereal bar, granola bar, pretzels, grassy baran to separate, cheddar cheese hearts.
Packed in our tried and true "4 square" Lock & Lock box.
On another day...a very similar lunch...
Once again, in a Lock & Lock, he has:
- Wheat Thin crackers with cream cheese
- baby carrots
- the same cereal bar and granola bar, cut in half so they fit in the small box
- purple grapes and a clementine with leaf pick.
The one big shake-up that's occurred with Ethan's school lunches is that he is actually eating THE school lunch the cafeteria serves up 1-2 times a week. I used to be able to use the threat of cafeteria food to whip him into behaving/cleaning his room/etc., but now he's usually game for it (for eating from the cafeteria, not necessarily behaving or cleaning his room). Sigh (again).
Another new thing we are dealing with this year - his lunch time is at 10:30! Isn't that crazy? So he has lunch just two hours after school starting and then has five hours until he's home. He does get a snack in the afternoon, but it's definitely an odd adjustment for him.