And here’s why I need to pack variety. I know she has time, that last snack box came home empty. This one? I added carrots because she was standing there in the morning asking for carrots. What did she eat? The turkey/tortilla rolls. That’s it. And she told me she didn’t like the things in it today, I shouldn’t put them in again. I pointed out that everything she hadn’t eaten either she’d eaten yesterday, or asked for today, so she ate the rest on the way home. Or most of the rest, her brother begged at least half the carrots.
I have another new tactic. When I go to pick her up, I bring an apple for everyone, and we all munch them on the way home. Note: I need to bring a bag for cores. I tried bringing a snack for when we get there one day, but I don’t think she needs it.
Now here’s my next problem: What do I feed them for lunch? Lunch is now later than it was, because at lunchtime we’re still walking home. I think I need stuff I can pull out of the fridge. Pasta salads or something. I’m so used to just saying ‘well, what are we in the mood for?’ Yay for mommy-transitions. 😛