Today was Katie’s first day of kindergarten and I’m already making a name for myself as a crazy lady at the elementary school. It has to do with milk. We eat a lot of organic food in our house but we’ve taught the urchins that although we prefer to eat organic food it’s okay to eat non-organic food, especially when we’re away from home. But I’m a bit of a stickler when it comes to milk. Usually, this is not a big deal because Katie and Tristan generally drink their milk at home and if we’re going to stay somewhere, I bring milk for them. Enter kindergarten and the daily milk they drink there.
Right now we’re sending milk with her but the school doesn’t generally allow kindergarteners to bring food from home. I guess no one else has ever made a big deal out of the milk thing though since they told me we can keep sending it with her until they figure out whether they can get organic milk or not. Katrina was very concerned about the milk — because she is even more of a stickler than I am — but I’ve convinced her that we’ll be able to figure out a solution. And if you’re wondering what the big deal is, I’ll let Katie explain — milk that isn’t organic comes from cows that get cow medicine and she is not a cow so she doesn’t need cow medicine. Her kindergarten teacher doesn’t know what she’s in for.
In other school related food news I’m gathering ideas for after school snacks. Katie is in afternoon kindergarten which means she has to eat lunch before she leaves for school just after 11. We arrive home hungry at about 3:00. I’m looking for nutritious ideas and I figure I might not be the only one so I started a flickr group — I’m actually amazed that one didn’t exist already. Right now there is just my one sad photo in there so share some ideas, and some photos, so my kids aren’t stuck eating apples and peanut butter every day.