Eating Lunch With Your Kid.. *EDIT* UPDATE WITH PICS FROM MY LUNCH VISIT!
I want to eat lunch with my kindergartener on Friday. Her grandmother and her great aunt (whose the head of the lunch program) said to me it wasn't a good idea. She asked me if I could come Monday but I work all week (don't work Fridays) she asked if I could bring her lunch and we could eat together so I said sure.
When i was talking to her great grandmother about it she basically told me not a good idea, most parents only come during special events.
What do.you guys think good idea or bad idea? She will not cry and cling to me she has never been that way she will eat give kisses and hugs and go on to class.
Have any of.you eaten with your kids?
Excuse typos and punctuation problems typing fast on my cell.
Editing for those who don't want to read all the replies:
Their policy is open door during lunch, they have a special parent/child table so you CAN eat lunch with them. In our parent handbook it states to please come eat lunch with your child any day we encourage parent/child relationships by offering you a spot away from the class, if you want to eat with her classmates just let the teacher know in advance.
I emailed the teacher yesterday she responded with it was okay.
I was going to bring her Wendys frosty (we are allowed to bring them whatever) but after sleeping on it I nixed that idea I think I will pack her a small piece of chocolate though.
I don't typically work Fridays, but this will be one of the only Fridays I can I have a 2 yr old at home and many other responisibilities as Friday is my day to do stuff I am going to be in the area of her school at that time and she asked me to come Monday so I figured it would be fun for her!
Their cafeteria is different than any other school I have seen. They do not offer typical lunches they cater out to places like Chickfila, Cicis pizza, Noodles and Company, etc. they do not offer lunches through the cafeteria, catered until next week (they take 1 wk and 1/2 to get in catered orders) anyway so I pack her lunch until next Monday.
NO WONDER SO MANY REPLIES MY POST GOT FEATURED! Sweet!
So I went to eat lunch with her today, some of you ladies made way to big a deal of this. We got to sit at a special table (along with 3 of her other friends that had parents visiting them) so she had a blast. My 2 yr old LOVED it because she got to carry her lunchbox. I decided against bringing food for her however there was one girl who got Chickfila and an ice cream cone (thought that was ironic lol) anyway we had a blast and I will definitely be doing it again (although not for a few weeks!)
my pretty girl at lunch
both my girls. as you can see in the background other parents are eating with their kids =) beside and across from my girls were 3 other kids from her class! and as you can see in this pic she has her fruit and veggies since i opted out of fast food.