My kids are both very opinioned (especially when it comes to school lunches) and confident. This is a blessing and a curse. My son was born a debater. He has never shied away from questioning people about decisions, attempting to negotiate with teachers or bartering with my husband and me. While I appreciate his gumption, sometimes I just have to say, “Just do what I asked, no negotiation.”
My daughter is following her big brother’s lead, questioning almost every rule or decision. As a parent, I want my kids to have their own opinions, but it can definitely be tough especially when you and your kids don’t see eye to eye.
When it comes to my son, we constantly go back and forth about his nightly chore to do the dishes. He has to empty the dishwasher, pre-wash the dishes then load and start the dishwasher. He thinks he should get paid for doing this, but my husband and I think it is simply part of being a member of the household. The payment debate is brought up every two weeks or so. But this is one area I am not budging.
For my daughter, we often battle about her clothing choices. Over the weekend, she can basically wear what she wants. Princess dress to the bank? Sure. 27 accessories piled on to go on a Target run? No problem. However, there is a certain dress code at her daycare that she constantly fights me on. For example, you have to wear socks and closed toe shoes. However, she really likes wearing flats. Without socks. Every day I have to repeat the rules to her. Also, she can’t wear princess gowns to daycare, since it is a hazard on the playground. (Yes, I had to have them explain to her the actual reasons why she can’t wear gowns to school. She thought I was lying to her.)
As we get ready to head back to school, I am fully prepared for the lunch battle. This year, I have a secret weapon. school lunches. That’s right… the highly-coveted school lunch item now comes in organic versions. Lunchables Organic is a parents dream: USDA certified organic and free of artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.* Since my son doesn’t like meat, I was excited to see his favorite extra cheesy pizza is one of the organic offerings.
Everyone knows, bringing Lunchables makes you the cool kid at school. I am looking forward to having one less battle with my kids, thanks to Lunchables Organic. Be sure to look for them at a store near you and pack a lunch that both you and your child can agree on! Be sure to check out Lunchables on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
*See back panel of any Organic Lunchables item for ingredients used to preserve quality.