Kids talked about respect as the primary lesson. We asked about the food side of things.
James (12) summed it up I don't think this was as much about food as being nice to mom. Sometimes I am really nice abut food, sometimes I am not it has to do more with me than the food.
We asked him how he could be consistent having manners during meal times, rather than the pre teen slump and eye roll.
John-Luke (10) jumped in If we just always say thanks for the meal we are not lying or anything, I mean if we don't like it we didn't say we did just said thank you to mom for making it.
And that is the idea folks! I realize not every meal will be perfect, or beautifully made BUT it is the effort and love that went into getting it onto the table for 10 people every day that I need respected.
Markie (7) had his own ideas I will try stuff but if I don't like it I will ask for a banana and not make icky faces. But mommy if you make us corn dogs I will make extra happy faces and give you lots of hugs.
Mickey (9) and Nate (8) wanted to weigh in on menu options, this worried some of the others because Mickey and Nate love salads and veggie stir fry, others most certainly do not. Daisy (5) and Lucy (20m) were busy rolling a Dora ball across the table and delighted when it would occasionally roll into a piece of leftover oatmeal .
|Sundays Dinner, salmon, rice and cabbage salad, well received! With Ice cream for dessert :)|
So on that note we are signing off on the oatmeal project. I am claiming success.