I have something to admit. I’m a picky eater. But it isn’t junk food I crave, it’s things that aren’t …
… sugary. When I started school this year, I was happy to learn that our parents would take turns supplying snacks for all 24 of us kids.
But I didn’t want the sugary things the parents kept bringing. So I asked if it was okay if my mom could pack me something healthy, so I didn’t have to eat sugar. (I just don’t feel good afterward.) My mother was more than happy to pack me some cheese and crackers, or a banana, or apple.
So on MY designated snack day, my mother was puzzled as to what she could send that would be healthy (meet my approval), as well as something my classmates would like. Something cool, basically. Even at age 5, cool matters.
She settled on a different kind of kabob. They’re simple and can be any variation of food that fits on a stick. In other words, lots of options, enough to fill an entire school year. After filling the wooden skewers, she uses end-cutting pliers to snip the sharp end off the skewers to avoid any injuries. Huge success! My teacher and classmates love ‘em, and so do I.