A mum says she welcomed her son’s enthusiasm to experiment with new things when he came to her with a rather unusual request for his school lunchbox
If you give little ones the responsibility of making their own decisions, they’ll often let their imaginations do the work.
Picking their own outfits usually sees them turn up to nursery dressed as superheroes, and allowing them to choose their own food can mean their diets closely resemble the sweet tooth of Buddy the Elf.
And one mum whose young son came to her with a rather unusual request for his school lunchbox has been praised for fulfilling his wish – and says he “truly loves” his creation.
Posting on a parenting Facebook group in the hope of finding mums and dads who had been faced with similar situations, the mum said her child had asked for a cheese and Nutella sandwich.
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Although she admits she found it hard not to “yuck” his idea, she said she welcomed his enthusiasm to experiment and said the snack has gone down a storm.
She uploaded pictures of the lunchbox, which included sliced oranges, grapes, blueberries and a handful of M&Ms, while also showing the inside of her son’s favourite creation.
The pictures were captioned: “I would like bonus points for practising what I preach and not ‘yucking’ my son’s ‘yum’, which is Nutella and cheese sandwiches… he truly loves them and devours it.
“I pretty much never make it for him but he asked… I obliged. Anyone else’s kids have absurd tastes?”
And other parents flooded the comments, with more than 500 people sharing their own children’s odd food combinations, as reported by The Sun.
One replied to say: “My daughter eats raw whole white onions like an apple. She loves carrots dipped in barbecue sauce and so many others I can’t even think of right now.”
And another added: “Not too weird but my son pours syrup on his scrambled eggs like they’re pancakes.”