This morning I find myself a little upset. Maybe I am just a little over sensitive? You be the judge…
Yesterday I went to my son’s school in the afternoon to bring a treat for the kids in his class to celebrate his birthday. While there I was talking to the teacher sort of just shooting the breeze while the kids ate and ran around.
She told me that the principal of the school goes around to all the classrooms (it is a VERY small school) and makes sure that all the lunches are “healthy” because they don’t not want sugar/junk food in the lunches. I understand why they don’t want sugar in the lunches it makes sense to me, BUT if there is something in the lunch that SHE THINKS is not healthy enough she tells them they are not allowed to eat it. She does not do it every day but doing it at all kind of “ERKs” me.
This is what I normally pack in my son’s lunch:
The day in question I added cheetos as a special treat. Not just plain ol’ cheetos, they were “cheetos natural” all organic ingredients with no filler or artificial stuff in it. She told my son (who is 5) that since they are not “baked cheetos” they were not allowed at school and are not healthy.
To me that is a slap in the face. That tells me she thinks she know better than I, his mother, and that he should listen to her and not me. I get that people should eat healthy stuff but it is UP TO ME to feed my child what I think is appropriate for him. It’s not like he eats ding dongs and twinkies as his lunch.
The IRONIC part is now they school wants us to do a fundraiser using cookie dough. Doesn’t that seem a bit hypocritical? I am not against selling cookies in school but what they are telling me here is its OK to sell it to help the school out but you cannot eat it because they are not healthy?! HUH?
Tell me what you think. Am I overly sensitive or not.