I have 4 children, and when they are in school I always try to go eat lunch with them at least a couple of times a year. (They grow up so fast and before you know it, it’s not a big deal or fun for them any more)
Yesterday I went to my youngest daughter’s school. They were having hamburgers (one of the few things they make that are actually edible) but, shhhhh I didn’t say that.
We’ve always been very close, and even though she’s in 6th grade, she was excited to see me. I enjoy the time I get to spend one on one with my children.
I shocked the lunch lady and asked for… 2 hamburgers! lol (I felt a little like Oliver… "Please sir, may I have some more?")
We sat at a table with Seth (from her birthday party) and a few other boys.
First, Seth decided to show me how he likes to eat his hamburgers. He stacks his tater tots on the meat, pours ketchup all over it, adds the top bun and proceeds to try and get his mouth around it. Not to be outdone, the other boys tried some, unusual combinations. They had broccoli, ranch dressing, tater tots, and gummy fruits.
Use your imagination, and you can bet they made and ate any and all combos as part of their hamburger. One of the boys gathered everyone’s pickles and had a little hamburger with his pickles. (I think he had about a half jar of them stacked on there.)
I’m always surprised (although I don’t know why), at how much food children waste at school. Most are only concerned with getting outside to play.
At least our table ate, and, kept me entertained. I don’t think I’ll be trying a pickle and gummy fruit hamburger any time soon.
Are you gonna eat those tots????
BIG HUGS, Steph