Occasionally at daycare, I've seen through lids of lunchboxes on the lunch trolley and noticed the lack of fruit in some of them. Now, while I'm not one to judge, I obviously do have thoughts on said lack of fruit, as I have inadvertently noticed.
Yesterday however, I was THAT mother. I was the one who sent Pocket and The Legend off to daycare and school lacking in a very nutritious looking packed lunch.
Monday is grocery day in our house, and this weekend been, we had been away. I had the forethought to buy a bag of kiwifruit while at the inny's supermarket, however, in the mad rush to pack the car for the trip home, I managed to leave them behind in the pantry. So, when Sunday night came, and with it, lunch making time, I hung my head in shame as I looked at the sorry finished product of two fruit barren lunchboxes.
Thank goodness for a single pot of chopped peaches I found stashed at the back of the pantry. I had a light bulb moment when I remembered it had been perched on top of the tinned peaches, but I hadn't seen it for a couple of weeks. So that was Pocket sorted. The Legend on the other hand proved a bit harder, but hidden in the muesli bar container I was delighted to find a single serve packet of dried apricots. Not ideal, in fact I wasn't even sure The Legend liked dried apricots, but I was saved from the scornful thoughts of which ever teacher was on lunch duty peering into my child's lunch box. At least I'd get points for trying on the list of parents who give their kids unhealthy lunches.
I suppose it could have been worse, and probably is worse in many households. Money aside, it must be hard for some people to provide their kids healthy lunch options when the parents themselves are not known for their healthy food choice.
Thank goodness for shopping day, I can adjust my healthy lunchbox halo again.