My vegan friends will be able to relate...
I just knew this was coming.
While packing Missy's lunch the night before I was stressing over what to put in it.
We are vegan
and she's gluten free.
P&J sandwiches are out of the question.
And she doesn't do well with the gluten free alternative breads. I finally packed a granola bar, a juice box and a potpie. I had made a bunch of small potpies in tinfoil pans for Steve to take to work. He's gluten free, too. The little pie fit perfectly in her lunch container, but I just knew no one would believe that she could eat the entire thing...
Vanessa went to pick up Missy from school (on foot three miles each way, because we are down to two cars in working order). The teacher was sitting with Missy in the office waiting and what does she say as Vanessa enters?
"I can't believe she at that entire pie!!!!!!!!!! She ate every bite and didn't leave a crumb. We all stood there in utter amazement and watched her eat it all."
Vanessa laughed and said, "We don't have problems eating at our house."
She then called me laughing... and I'm all flustered 'cause I don't know how else to pack a lunch. . . and I don't want to create a spectacle every day!!!!
Somebody has to understand the kid can't eat bread. She's allergic to dairy. She doesn't eat meat. She eats a very wholesome diet of fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds and a limited array of grains. We pretty much avoid fat and sugar. She's thin as a pencil and eats three SQUARE meals a day. If I didn't limit her she would be a glutton because she hasn't learned self-control yet, but I FILL her plate three times a day. I pay close attention to how much she needs and how much is not enough or how much is too much ... I just knew this was going to happen!
Tonight I packed a banana, a little zip lock of corn chips, a granola bar, some dried pears, a box of juice, and a zip lock of carrot sticks and sugar-snap peas. Does that sound right to you? Ack!!!I'm going to hate this part of school.
If she's still hungry when she gets home I guess I'll feed her. :-?