Today was my oldest’ first day of school. Though she woke up at 4:30AM because she was “hungry” and we all woke up at 5:30AM (except the baby, go figure) she had a good morning and got on the bus on time with all the necessary supplies. I told her she would be eating hot lunch all year, no matter what. I made her lunch all school year for the last two years and it was always the same thing, per her request: hot dog, yogurt and maybe an applesauce or string cheese. She would never try anything different or new. Of course, she complained of wanting me to pack something different but there wasn’t much I could do when I was limited to something cold and she wouldn’t eat sandwiches or cold nuggets. 🤷♀️ This year, I said “hell no” to that. She needs to try new things and this is the only way I know how to do that. No, I don’t expect her to eat everything, and yes, I fully anticipate her to starve some days.... maybe most, but she will have to learn to eat what she is given at school, like the rest of the world and people have done during their school careers if she doesn’t want to go hungry. I told her that she got a point for everything new she tried at school. If she got 5 points by the end of the week, she could have a frosty from Wendy’s (her fav) on Sat/Sun. I think that was a good deal. At least to start. I seriously don’t want my kid to live off of hot dogs. Yes, she has sensory issues with her tastebuds but for real. There is more to the world than nuggets, meat balls (plain) and hot dogs. 🤦♀️
I expect her home in the next 30 minutes and I hope she tells me she tried the hot lunch, at least SOMETHING on her plate. I also have to remember to write the school a check for meals. I STILL have not figured out my login on their parents portal or whatever it is. The old school, it worked, but not so much with the new school. My login info has never worked. I guess I should take care of that....after all, I am a parent. 😔 Anyways, I have gotten a lot of advertising done for my book, but I would love for it to gain more attention. I am working on a few things now but it’s all in the planning. I have high hopes for it.
In other news, I have to wake up my littles from their late nap and deal with their cranky butts for the new 30 minutes until my oldest comes home to add whatever mood she might bring home with her from school.
Wish me luck!