Exciting lunch development underway at anotherlunch.com headquarters!!! My 8-year-old son, Ethan, otherwise known as Mr. Picky Pants, has made a serious breakthrough. Yeehaw!
Here's the deal with Ethan: he is excruciatingly sensitive about the temperatures of his food. He LOVES grilled chicken. It's one of his favorites. But he likes it warm. Despite many practice runs with putting chicken in our Thermos Funtainers over summer, I just couldn't get the boy to not turn his nose up at it in a packed lunch. It's been a point of big frustration for me. The fact that his lunches are usually lacking in protein is not lost on me. ;-)
Then last week I caught him at just the right moment (hungry, but not TOO hungry, and in a good mood, not grumpy...an unusual highly agreeable sort of mood) and I suggested he try a piece of grilled chicken that was leftover from dinner the night before. Cold leftover chicken. He agreed. He tried it. He liked it. He ASKED for it in his lunch the next day. YES!!!!
With much joy I share Ethan's lunch...I think this was Friday. Could have been Thursday. Packed in our 4 square Lock and Lock box...
- grilled chicken, cut into cubes and put on picks
- mini saltines and cheddar cheese
- baby carrots and grapes
Woot! So happy here. It's been a long battle to get to this point, but totally worth it. Don't give up on your picky eaters! Baby steps...it's slow going, but you'll get there eventually. :)