On day one our conversation went like this:
Me: Kirstyn, how was your first day of Kindergarten?
K: Mommy, they serve gravy for lunch! And the gravy came with chicken. Not like we make but the kind that Daddy gets at 'chickalay'!
Me: Kirstyn, remember that is not healthy to eat gravy. That is a food you get to eat sometimes when you go to Dee Dee's house.
K: I know Mommy, but they said it is a "good" meal....a...ummm, a ummm, not messed up, no, not crooked.... um. Do you know what I'm saying?
Me: Did they call it a "balanced" meal.
K: Yes. Does that not mean healthy?
Me: It should, but apparently it doesn't.
And then today on day two:
K: Mommy, today I saw gravy at breakfast time.
Me: What else did they have with the gravy.
K: Scrambled eggs...but I can't eat those.
Me: Right. Good thing you ate a good breakfast at home this morning.
K: Yeah, Mommy, thanks.
To compromise we are going to look at the school menu and I am going to let her buy her lunch sometimes. I will let her decide... I don't want to dictate and control her decisions but I do want to POSITIVELY influence them. After all, I was very overweight in elementary school and I don't want her to suffer the same fate.
Any suggestions for me?