ok, that was funny. I was thinking, "Shiny lunch? What did she make that's shiny?" Hopefully the school lunch will help convince him that your lunches are much much better!
I have a 13 nearly 14 yo boy -- I started early to negotiate with him about these things. And it pays off - might not seem so now but it pays off.See what kind of options yours prefers, build your efforts around those.
Fear not, if your child is used to good food, cafeteria food will not cut it. I have four children. I have always made their lunches. When my first child was offered free lunch since we were baby poor he refused the offer. He couldn't imagine eating the food that looked so bad. When my children were older they asked to eat at school and I offered that they could buy once a week. That lasted for about a month. Once they tasted all of the possibilities they figured out that it doesn't even taste as good as it looks. One child actually found hair in her food more than once. That's all it took. Lunch boxes full they bring lunch to high school with out complaint, Good Luck
Last year I let my son( 8 yrs) choose 2-3 days, mostly just 2, that he could buy and the rest were packed. This year is mayne once a week. It's something different, and I love those days when I don't have to pack! :)
Do not worry. They will come out in tact (sorry that was a stupid joke )we all have those days when things do not work out .
thanks for all the comments on this one! The good news is that a flier came home today mentioning a new fresh 'mostly local' fruit cart now available to students in the cafeteria. my son was going on and on about the apples like he had never before had an apple (?). So, I guess that is a good thing. We'll see what happens... I have a feeling we will compromise with buying lunch once a week or so.
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