Her daughter’s kindergarten teacher demanded that the mum explain why she had packed so much in her school lunchbox.
A surprised mum has taken to a popular facebook group to tell of her lunchbox embarrassment after her daughter’s kindergarten teacher contacted her to question the amount of food she had packed. Sharing a photo of the lunchbox along with her post, the mum admitted she is still figuring things out as she has never had a child at school before, but feels what she gave her daughter was a reasonable amount of food for the day.
Prepared For Anything
The mum pointed out that just because she included something in the lunchbox didn’t guarantee it would be eaten. “I explained to (the teacher) that she is a fussy kid, so one day she will eat something the next day she will act like it’s poison and not touch it,” she said. “I’m also trying to teach her a variety of foods because all this kid would eat is nuggets and sausages and eggs if I let her. She is also very active. So I would think after a huff and puff session, she would be feeling hungry.” The mum went on to say that the lunchbox was for both recess and lunch, and despite being generous, was full of mostly healthy options.
Subscribers to the page were quick to rush to the mum’s defence, saying that the teacher was out of line to question her judgement. “This infuriated me,” wrote one commenter. “Your child is fed. Whether it’s too much. Whether it’s not enough. Whether it’s packaged. Whether it’s organic. You are sending your child with something. You are trying. You are being a mother. You should NOT be questioned!” Others agreed with the teacher saying it was too much food for a five year old. “Eleven different types of food does seem a little excessive considering she only has an eating window of about thirty minutes over the course of the whole day,” said one concerned parent.
While we’re sure the teacher had the best intentions, it can be a struggle to create the perfect school lunchbox five times a week, especially when your child has just started school, so we can totally relate to this mum’s experience!
Do you think this lunchbox is too much for a five year old? Share your opinion in the comments!