Do you ever do Muffin Tin Meals? It's an easy and fun way to give the kids manageable portions of food. My kids always get a kick out of it. :)
The other day the kids and I did a muffin tin lunch (though we don't use "tin" - these silicone muffin cups work great and are super easy to clean). We decided to have a theme - and Chloe chose orange. We've got cheddar cheese, crackers, Italian dressing (for the carrots), peach yogurt, carrots, and orange segments. Simple to make, hits all the food groups, and (best of all) the kids always eat every bit!
Today, though, our lunch was MUCH less festive. Today Bradley had Sprite, soda crackers, and applesauce for lunch. I got a call from his day care provider at 9 this morning while I was at work. He was running a fever and had puked 5 times - and had shared the love with his friends. So, my sister rushed to get him since she was closer. I left work, called his doctor, and managed to get a 10:30 appointment. There wasn't time to go home to get him a change of clothes (and shoes. Eww.), so I stopped at Target and got him 2 outfits, shoes, Sprite, PowerAid, crackers, applesauce, and bananas.
He tested negative for the flu and for strep. They were concerned about this peanut butter salmonella thing, so if he shows some other symptoms (which I promise not to mention here) then I'll bring him in for a culture. Some other kids at his school have been sick, as have my sister's kids - so my bet is that it's just another dang virus.
Now I just have to keep him away from his sister. I think I'll go spray the house down with sanitizer. Thank goodness he's sleeping now! Poor little guy!