Do you have your little ones help make their lunch for school?

@ersmommy1 (12595)
United States
August 19, 2008 7:39pm CST
My daughter is 5. And we have started having her help make her lunch. We do this in the evening before bed. She gets her drink and fruit/ raisins etc. Then she puts them in her insulated lunch bag. Her father or I make her sandwich. She puts that in the bag. Then the bag goes into the frigde. She puts it in her backpack in the morning. Do you do this too?
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@forance (151)
• China
20 Aug 08
so admired! she will get a sense of achievement from it!then feel so pride of herself.if I have my baby ,I would follow you.give me more ideas,
• United States
21 Aug 08
That sounds like a very nice practice. It should also help her take some ownership over what goes in her lunch so she whines less. At least, I think it should help. Practice and theory can differ.
@ellie333 (21018)
20 Aug 08
Hi Ersmommy, My son doesn't have packed lunch but I do encourage me to help me with all food preparation as not only does it involve him but also encourages him to eat it all as he has helped to make. Well done, I think it is great that you are doing this for your daughter. Ellie :D
@mtdewgurl74 (18159)
• United States
20 Aug 08
They are so helpful at that age. Yeah when my sister stays the night here and I have to pack her snack pack she always helps. It makes her feel so independent. She gets free lunches from the school but when she is home she wants to make her own bologna sandwiches and peanut butter sandwiches. She just turned seven but she has been that way since she was to hold on to those moments and cherish them because they go by so fast and pretty soon you'll be hollering over the sound of blaring music and trying to get a minute on the phone for yourself..the list goes on..
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
20 Aug 08
My son will sometimes make his own sandwich, but I normally make it. He gets everything else himself. I let him choose what he wants to have and he goes into the pantry or fridge and gets it.
@zeny_zion (1284)
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
yes, what i do i marinate all the foods they will have for 1 week. so, that everytime i cook it its easy cause its all prepared. all i have to do is fry it.