Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Why do the authorities insist on snacks?

The school called me today, complaining that my kindergarten kid didn't have a snack. I didn't understand this, because I gave my wife a couple of cheese sticks for the kids when she picked up the kids to take them to school this morning. One of her main complaints against me in court is that I fail to give the kids snacks, so it seems unlikely that she would lose the snacks herself.

Anyway, the kindergarten teacher's aide wanted permission to give my kid a snack. I asked if the snack was going to be candy, and she said no, the school snacks are similar to Gummy Bears!

I don't really agree with all these between meal snacks. I fed my kids a full bowl of oatmeal for breakfast this morning, and that should last them until lunch. At lunch, they are fed a full hot meal from the school. It is more than they can eat. The school wants to give the kids sugary snacks at 10:00 am, and again in the afternoon. Considering that they get a full lunch at 12:30 pm, they should not be hungry when school lets out at 2:45 pm.

I'd like to find out who determined that it was a good idea to give kids all these between-meals surgary snacks. I fully expect that, when my divorce becomes final, I will be under a court order to give my kids between-meal snacks whenever they want them.

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