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The lady I am baby sitting for just told me I am not feeding her child

I occasionally baby sit for this lady I used to work with. I really enjoy her son and he is the same age as mine. She came to pick him up when we were having lunch. She called and I told her they were having lunch but I could put his on a paper plate when she gets here. Well she got here and saw what I was feeding both kids and was cusing at me say it was not a lunch, it was a snack. She said a sandwhich with a cooked side or a tv dinner would be lunch. I was feeding both kids (almost 3 years old), canaloppe sp?, celery peanut butter logs, strawberries, baby carrots, cut up cucumber with ketchup for my son to dip and ranch for hers, a rolled piece of turkey, cheese, and crackers and if they ate all that I would get them more of whatever they want. I just want to know if you would be okay with your kids eating this at that age for lunch or do you agree with her? I am no longer going to watch her child because of the way she acted.
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by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:23 AM
My kids love to eat like that. I feel like that is a perfectly acceptable lunch.
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by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Sounds good to me. TV dinners have no food value and a lot of preservatives. The veggies and things you are feeding them is far better. She can either provide her child's lunch or find another babysitter.

by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:32 AM

 A TV dinner? For a 3 year old? Yeah, no...what you fed was fine. Frankly, unless you are keeping her child for pay while she works as her regular DCP, she's out of line to complain as long as you weren't feeding him total junk. I'd have been more concerned if my child was eating the TV dinner, honestly.

by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 11:38 AM

It does seem more like a snack than lunch, but you clearly are feeding them something.

by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 11:43 AM

She would have lost me at a tv dinner being a "better" lunch than the wide variety of fresh fruit and veggies you were offering.  My son turns 3 in a month and that is exactly the type of thing he eats for lunch.  It's plenty for him because, like a lot of toddlers, he's really a grazer and eats lightly throughout the day.  He's not big on sitting down and eating one big meal at a time, but he's a great eater and loves healthy stuff.  I wish I ate more like him, honestly.

by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 11:45 AM

sounds like a super healthy lunch to me...healthier than a TV dinner.

Some people are weird with their food...

I would have said...

"It's enough food to fill them up so they won't be hungry anymore...and it's lunch is that not "a lunch?" It's certainly healthier than a TV dinner. If you want your son to eat a certain way, then bring whatever you think "a lunch" is, and i will feed thim that. But, don't expect me to change the way i do things in my house because you have weird stipulations about what is & isn't considered "a lunch".

by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Sounds like lunch to me. Sounds healthier than a tv dinner too.

by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM

All my kids ever do is snack..I actually might have to try your method over mine LOL!

by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:23 PM
Oh it normally takes over a hour for him to eat but he eats it all. It is a eat about half, get up play, eat a little more, back to playing, ect.

Quoting beethann:

All my kids ever do is snack..I actually might have to try your method over mine LOL!

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by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Sounds like she only thinks hot food is appropriate. A cooked side ?  A tv dinner? really?  Your lunch sounds pretty awesome. Good riddance to her! 

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