Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The School Cafeteria

OK~ I'm happy that my son's school will have a fully remodeled cafeteria in a few weeks. Today was just a taste of what is to come.....They kids had 1/2 of the good "stuff" that they will have in a few weeks. After almost a year of limited meals, my 16 year old is ready for more choices. Now I do realize that I can put a cap on how much he spends at lunchtime. I do want him to eat what he needs to eat- if I was a 16 year old boy and very tall, I'd probably need a lot too!

Garrett says:  "Mom...Is it two meals if you take two plates?"

Me: "Are you talking about lunchtime?"

Garrett:  "Yes. Do they charge you for two meals if you take two plates? You know, Mom I don't get full with one plate!"

Me:  Thinking to myself- Yep, I am aware of that- Can you say raid the cupboards when he gets home fast enough? "Get what you need to eat. If you are hungry, eat!"

He still remembers the day when he was 10. The Doctor said to he and I, "Mom, this boy needs to eat everything and anything he wants!" He was below the 10th percentile for his age/weight/height. Yep...he's still tall and thin.........I do wonder....When will it catch up to him? And this hot lunch thing....Pasta bar arrives in a few weeks- I have a feeling the hot lunches will get pricier, but if he likes it, I'll gladly pay to put food that he eats on his plate! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

1 comment:

  1. A Pasta Bar?! I want one! ;)

    It's a struggle to get my oldest to eat ... I often wonder if he is ACTUALLY eating enough lunch at school.

    I am sure Garrett will enjoy more choices!
    Sara

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