Every day, the biggest boy comes home from Kindergarten and regales us with tales of his day. Was it music, art or gym? Who did you play with at recess? Did you have a good day?
Because he's away, making his own decisions, choosing his own path and we're endlessly probing to find out what sort of choices he's making.
Especially at lunch.
We ask every day and find out what he had (his school has a really wonderful set of choices daily) and it's always interesting, the choices he makes. For instance, today he selected to have an omelet and a muffin.
As we're marveling at the wonder of his new found independence, where he not WE choose his foods, we ask him "Now - are you sure you're making sure you're eating some fruits and vegetables every day?"
And he shakes his head in the affirmative, "Yes I have fresh fruit everyday."
"And vegetables? Are you eating SOME vegetables - finding some you like?"
"Well you SEE..." he explains slyly. "They don't actually SERVE Vegetables at my school.........."
It must feel pretty good.