After dinner my son likes to sit on the couch next to me and play “driving a car.” He puts a cushion over our legs and we both drive. We pretend we’re firemen or policemen. He’s so active that I relish sitting next to him and snuggling.
Last week we were playing car. I love sitting next to him and looking at him. I started stroking his hair. I was sort-of combing it with my fingers and I saw more of his hairline than I usually do. I saw short wisps of hair coming in, creating a “mini-fringe” hidden by his longer hair.
He is getting more hair. I never even thought he had thin hair.
I asked my husband and he confirmed that he has been noticing our son’s hair is thicker. I hadn’t noticed it until I was sitting next to him that day. I can’t help but wonder if it’s related to his gluten-free diet (which we started in October)…
(it’s all gluten and dairy free)
Rice and ground lamb with peas, blueberry coconut milk yogurt
with blueberries, sliced pears,crackers in soccer ball snackTAXI, pepitas, and applesauce.
My kid was eating the above while the other kids were eating ground beef, tater tots, applesauce, baby peas with snacks of yogurt and fruit. So I didn’t do too badly matching what he was eating to his little buddies’ food.
Sliced apples, vegan gf muffin (bakery-bought),
mini-bologna sandwiches,broccoli, blueberry yogurt with blueberries, bar
I made him mini-sandwiches with the sandwich bread I made. We also made our own muffins “together,” (if you can really do that with a two-year old) but I put walnuts in them and so I couldn’t send them to daycare because of the nut ban. So I sent the last one of these that I had in the freezer. The kids at daycare were eating cod nuggets, blueberry muffins, pineapple bits, green beans, with snacks of fruit and cheese and crackers.
Homemade chicken nuggets, quinoa, sweet potatoes,
passion fruit yogurt with blueberries applesauce, bar, sliced pears
The chicken nuggets I made were easy and fast: chopped up chicken thighs, breaded with crumbs, and dropped into a pan of oil I made a ton of them for dinner and then sent him with some leftovers. The kids at daycare had chicken nuggets, rice, diced peaches, diced carrots, with snacks of ice cream and fruit.
Rice vegan cheese, clementine, hard-boiled egg, crackers,
peas, rice, lentils, passion fruit yogurt with blueberries
I packed this before I left so that my husband didn’t have to work too hard in the morning. The kids at daycare were eating diced ham and beans, mandarin oranges, peas, with yogurt and bread with soynut butter as snacks.
(husband on his own)
broccoli pasta soup sans broth (oh well), yogurt with blueberries,
chicken nuggets, sweet potatoes, sliced apples and honey bread
I asked my husband to take a photo of what he packed so I could share it. In comparison my son’s daycare buddies got tuna with pasta, pineapple bits, green beans with snacks of blueberry muffins and fruit. Props to my husband!
When my husband has a snack, my son will go up to him and ask, “has guten?” It’s adorable and hard to watch all at the same time.
Check out these photos on flickr of 1950’s packed school lunches!