Little Miss Sunshine (05-02-2016)
Middle one eats everything.
Little one counts smarties (then middle one eats them)
I hope I never come off as holier than thou and some posters can be so dismissive of parents who have to deal with the AnattoB smackdown and yet it swings the other way when if you put something from a packet in your kids lunchbox, you're worse than Donald Trump!
Clementine Grace (04-02-2016)
Rightio I'll just ignore that little debate going on above and add my 2c.
I don't agree with sweets forming part of a menu at child care. Call me a wowser but I honestly don't. I don't care if it's once a month or once a week. It's a treat and shouldn't be expected.
I also see that as the fun part of my job as mum. I have to drag kicking and screaming toddlers around all day. I get to be the one who bribes them with fairy bread or whatever I choose. I also don't have a problem with teachers giving my kids an occasional lolly pop or iceblock if they've worked really hard on something.
The way I see it - you have to be the ball breaker then you get to be the hero too.
And my kids would live on fruit loops if I let them. In fact there was a brief period where I reckon DD2 might have.
If you have any allergies/intolerances/are veg etc this is communicated to the centre. If you are not happy with the food then yes, pack your own (same with nappies).
DS6 prefers to stick to crap. Loves nuggets and fish fingers and whatever else so I learned to make my own pretty quickly. Hates veggies unless they are honey ones (we don't need to put honey on them, just call them that).
DS4 is a fruit fiend. I put down groceries and ran to the bathroom about a year ago. He ate 2 bunches of bananas. Seriously like 16 of them. I hide bananas now. We got fruit in today and he grabbed 2 pears and a bag of grapes before I even had a chance to put it away. If I let him, he would eat fruit constantly.
DD3 loves cucumber, rice, noodles (udon etc) and chicken. She will collect lollies and cakes if she sees them but won't really eat them. Just hoards them. I'm assuming because she sees other kids grab them.
DS1.5 He is just the little Hoover. He will eat whatever is on his plate. No discrimination from him.
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