My dd is in first grade and was very slow to warm up to the idea of buying lunch. She's a very healthy eater but kind of particular and not very adventurous (just like most first graders probably). Anyhow, she will sometimes buy her lunch on Weds or Fri now which is awesome for me because I have to take my other dd to pre-school those days and it's nice to not worry about packing a lunch in the morning.
Last week she came home upset because she was told by the lunch monitor that she had to eat two side dishes before the main course. (the main course was a cinnamon roll and dd was already starting to eat it). Anyhow, my dd is a total rule follower and she took this as being reprimanded for doing something wrong. Now she doesn't want to eat lunch at school on cinnamon roll day. She was upset to the point she cried and she never comes home crying about stuff.
Honestly, this REALLY irritated me. The lunch monitor has told me how healthy my dd eats and what great lunches I pack so clearly she knows she doesn't have any issues. Secondly, who gives a crap if she eats the cinnamon roll first? Is that even important? And like my very smart dd pointed out, it's always fine to eat french toast or pancake first on those days.
I'm not sure if I'm blowing this out of proportion or not but I just don't think it's important or necessary to dictate what order kids eat their food. Shouldn't they have control of something?
Is this the norm? If so, is everyone ok with it? Should I contact the lunch monitor?
Thanks for any input!
*btw-I checked school policy and it just says they encourage making healthy choices or something along those lines.