Peanut butter sandwiches. Almost every single day last year my small people requested a peanut butter sandwich, and I complied. Now, there are three things you could say about that: 1) I’m giving them the food they would eat and 2) I’m incredibly lazy. Both are probably accurate. I DID know they liked it. I DID know they would eat it. And yes, it certainly made that one small area of parenting just a little bit easier. But it definitely didn’t award me a gold star in ‘lunches’ when it came to parenting.
So, this year, determined to do better, I started researching. Or crowd-sourcing. Or looking online. I asked my friends on Facebook. And the first few people jumped off my page with ‘GO TO PINTEREST’ and then my brain exploded… because people? One of the first things I saw was THIS: It is a cherry tomato, cucumber cut out with a cookie cutter and an individual shrimp on a popsicle stick. Sure it is cute, but oh-so-very-time-consuming and my kids just aren’t going to eat that. (I link because I don’t want to take the picture…. you know how I feel about that 🙂 )
So, I asked AGAIN and this time qualified – OTHER THAN PINTEREST. I wanted real options. Something that I could create in a reasonable period of time and that, *gasp*, my kids might make on their own. And that they would EAT.
Here are some suggestions…. from me, from my small people, from other fabulous mothers I know.
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