Back to school means either buying lunch in the cafeteria or packing every/most mornings. For us, with a dairy allergy, we have to pack every single morning. I knew we'd run into some issues with "But I wanted...." and not eating, but it's turning into an almost every day issue.
Today they had a field trip, so everything needed to be disposable. I decided I would send a sandwich, pretzels, Teddy Grahams, and an all-natural fruit twist (looks like an over sized Twizzler, but tastes like a fruit leather). When I picked him up from school, he told me all about the field trip so I let him go on and on about picking apples and going through a "haunted" house.
Then I asked about lunch.
He told me ate the fruit twist, gave the Teddy Grahams to another kid, and threw the rest out.
I see two problems:
1) Throwing everything out. Completely wasted, perfectly good food went into the trash.
2) He gave his food to someone else.
Because he has a dairy allergy, I immediately told him to never give food to anyone or to take food from anyone unless he wants to feel sick a few hours after eating it. He apologized, but I don't know what to do.
It's a typical day to have him bring home more then half of lunch, not even touched.
What do I do? What would YOU do?