A MUM has been praised for packing a ‘realistic’ lunch for her daughter with pre-packaged snacks, store-bought biscuits and no vegetables.
She stressed parents need to stop judging and competing with one another over elaborate and complicated lunchboxes, saying she simply packs what her child will eat.
The mum shared a snap of her 10-year-old’s lunch to Facebook group Lunchbox Ideas Australia, as she claimed expectations were too high.
She wrote: “No there are no veggies, yes there’s only 1 piece of fruit, yes I’ve wrapped the ham and cheese pocket in cling wrap, yes there’s a prepackaged snack and some biscuits that aren’t homemade.
“But will it get eaten? Yes! Is Miss 10 happy? Absolutely!
“People need to stop trying to outdo one another with who’s lunchbox is the best or healthiest.
People need to stop trying to outdo one another with who’s lunchbox is the best or healthiest.
“I always say that a fed kid is a happy kid and unfortunately there are kids out there who don’t get lunch because their parents don’t care enough to feed them.
“Expectations are too high abs [and] will more than likely lead to a feeling of defeat. Let’s be kind to one another and less judgemental I say.
“I love seeing all of the different lunches as it gives me ideas on what to try for my girl.
“But at the end of the day if she’s realistically not going to eat it, it just becomes wasteful.”
Her honest post has gone down a storm with fellow mums, who wholeheartedly agreed with her.
Nearly 1,000 people liked her post, as they praised her ‘realistic’ lunchbox.
One mum said: “I couldn’t agree more. Lunch is not the only meal in a day so for all anyone knows the kid will make up for remaining food groups at breakfast or dinner. The most important thing is the kid doesn’t go hungry.”
Another wrote: “This looks pretty balanced to me or should I say realistic lol. Either way my son’s lunchbox doesn’t look too much different.”
A third commented: “Definitely! People need to stop judging. As long as their diets are generally well balanced.”
This parent thought: “Omg finally a normal mum.”
Another mum added: “Now this is a realistic lunchbox. Thankyou!!”
While this person replied: “Love this! You’re doing a fantastic job! Haters gonna hate.”
While this mum joked: “Really? your child won't eat salmon wrapped low Gi brocolini spears dipped in no fat hummus with a side of air fried mung beans in a beetroot juice jus??? Thanks for keeping it real.”
And a woman shares the adorable packed lunches she makes with shapes & googly eyes – but they’re for her HUSBAND.
Meanwhile this mum makes her kid a ‘puzzle sandwich’ to make back-to-school easier and parents love the message behind it.
Plus this mum got lunchbox shamed after showing off her Mickey Mouse sandwich – as people reckon a toddler could do better.
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