Thursday, October 27, 2011

Just TRY and squash this preschool mom's dreams!

Tuesday was Jaden's treat day at preschool.  Preschool treat days were something I looked forward to since Jaden was conceived (maybe a slight exaggeration).  I couldn't wait to send my girlie to school with a tray full of perfectly baked goodies!  You can only imagine my disappointment when I read the handbook and saw that snacks brought in for treat day must be store-bought, pre-packaged, not full of sugar, and from two different food groups.
Huh?  Are you serious?  This must just be for the non-creative moms, right?
"No, Shannon.  This means you!" <-- It really said that!
Well, you can take this dog out of the fight, but you can't take the fight out of this dog!  Or something like that.

We got our treats from *technically* three food groups: strawberry applesauce and cheese with cracker sticks.  Before you get all judgy on me, let me tell you that most kids come with Goldfish and water.  I know that processed cheese probably shouldn't be in the healthy or dairy category, but it is a heck of a lot better than Goldfish and water.  It also satisfies my extremely picky child.  Please try to refrain from the organic/fresh veggie/whatever comments.  Gracias :o)

THEN, we got super cute Halloween bags to put them in!  The school also has a no witch/devil/skeleton policy.  It's a good thing candy corn was the only design left!

Jaden was thrilled!  PLUS, we got a jug of apple juice to take too!  Those kids are going to be looking forward to J's treat day every month!  Goldfish and water...psshh.

We are going to completely forget about the fact that some of the kids may or may not have gotten into trouble because they blew air into their candy corn bags and popped them.  Also, When we picked J up, she told me that they just had water to drink!  I stopped at the preschool on the way home and asked them about it.  They said that sometimes teachers would rather just do water because kids will make a mess trying to pour from a jug.  You better believe I went to the classroom and got my juice back!  Yep, I'm THAT mom.

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Cecilia said...

This policy is such a shame... I am sure you would have baked something yummy and pretty! :)

Biz Dickmeyer said...

This saddens me greatly! They do not know what they are missing! You need to come to my house because I have to make spider cookies this weekend for the Halloween party on Monday. Then in November I am making little turkeys our of fudge stripe cookies, candy corn and rice krispie balls. Yet another trade you can add to your business!