Okay, so I have written before about packing lunch for my kiddo on the autism spectrum who has just started kindergarten.  He is my first child to go to school, so I am definitely having a little trouble “letting go.”  I worry about stuff all day, some warranted, some probably a little crazy.  One thing that I was worried about is him having lunch and not being able to open stuff like granola bars and fruit snacks.  Sometimes those packages are so tough, I can hardly open them J

granola bar in wrapperfruit snack wrapper

So we have been working on him opening Ziploc bags and he has pretty much mastered it.  So, I have been opening the snacks that I think he will have a hard time opening and putting them in Ziploc bags for him.  That way I don’t have to worry about him just sitting there and having trouble with no one to help him.  So far so good, I haven’t gotten any troubling reports from the lunchroom.

granola bar in bagfruit snack in bag

I just figured if there was a small way to help his day go more smoothly when he is already working so hard and going through so many changes, I may as well.  🙂

4 Replies to “Un-childproofing lunch”

  1. Great moms think alike! Bug came home yesterday telling me he didnt eat his yogurt. He couldnt open the container. Mommy fail! So today I made sure everything was un-kid proofed!

  2. LOL! My little guy is getting ready to go to pre-k (they start next monday) at the elementary school. We’ve been having “practice lunch” all week. Packing his lunch in his lunch box and experimenting with what he can open and handle.

    1. What a fantastic idea! I’m sure that will happen feel much more comfortable on his first day 🙂

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