And, for the last two weeks, most of the food has returned home with him.
Chad came home from picking up Joseph at school with a message:
"Miss J wanted me to let you know how important it is for you to pack Joseph a lunch that he likes. She said that you need to remember that they schedule a very physically active afternoon and Joseph needs his energy."
"He didn't eat his lunch. Again. He said he didn't like it."
"But...I made him turkey sandwiches with mustard. He asked for them. Joseph, baby...why didn't you eat your lunch?"
"I don't like mustard."
"But you did this morning."
"But I don't like it now."
So, Miss J, how exactly am I supposed to pack a healthy, filling lunch for a little boy who changes his mind over whether or not he likes a condiment over the course of four hours?
I would throw my hands in the air, but then I wouldn't be able to type.
Mandy Dawson is a wife and mother of two living on the beautiful Central Coast of California. While she's not trying to figure out how to make rabbits out of apple slices, she can be found blogging at http://inmandyland.blogspot.