So how does any of this become "my problem?" Well, because twice a week I babysit all day for all three of my
I wish I could say that snack times on those days are as well disciplined as ones I remember from my own early elementary school years. Benevolent Sister Mary Patrice would precisely deliver one (1) saltine cracker to each first grader. That humble wafer was accompanied by one (1) small carton of whole milk. Silently, in days that well preceded the era of Facebook, we ate what was placed in front of us, never once venturing to "unlike" what we were given!
Today, a friendly, "This is what I have right now, dearie, and you will simply have to decide whether you will eat it or starve," is not the language one uses to address one's grandchildren. For heaven's sake! Even when a solution is direly needed, a comment like that remains the intellectual property of mommy and daddy. Grandpa and grandma must find their answers elsewhere.
Our former "non-applesauce-eaters" have become extinct. They have been replaced by a trio of cousins who race to the fridge to grab their own lunch box and see what grandma fixed for them that day. They love the self-service feature and the independence of selecting their own treats whenever they are ready to eat them. They don't mind trying something new, especially if it is "sold" to them on the tines of a cute little animal shaped bento fork! Each grandchild has excitedly told mommy and daddy about grandma's new lunch box plan, described the healthy eating within, and expressed excitement about enjoying their own self-scheduled snack times.
And good old grandma? Well, she just likes remaining stationary, appreciative of having former days of chaotic snack time a happily forgotten thing of the past!
Now this photo may look like an "official endorsement" and it sort of is one! But the endorsement is for grandma's idea and, not for any product mentioned here! I always just buy what I like and say whatever the heck I want to about it. And Bree? She just eats whatever she likes and says whatever the heck she feels about it. That's why the two of us are such a great team!