Thursday, September 21, 2006
Posted by Meeta K
Back to full lunchboxes. Thank you to all those asked about Soeren's check-up yesterday. Yes, he came through with flying colors. My one concern was that I personally found that Soeren looses his concentration very easily. When I do certain drawing, learning, playing activities with him he grasps things very fast and then looses interest just as fast. Even at the KIGA his teacher is always amazed at how fast he understands and grasps the things he is supposed to do and how impatient he becomes when it drags on with the others. The doctor confirmed that he is quite sharp and enjoys the attention he gets when he does something extremely well, but I do not need to worry about the lack of concentration. We went through a typical week - what we do and what he does and the doc said that Soeren himself is smart enough to take time out for himself for certain concentration activities that I might not realize. For example he can play for at least an hour (if not longer) with his matchbox cars. Building a highway and role playing with tractors, police cars, ambulance etc.
Apparently this is very important for kids at this age. They need to have a routine but also these moments where they can find their own "peace" zone. The doctor also told me to seriously think about sending Soeren to the International school from next year as he will be able to channel his energy and brain power a bit more focused. PHEW! So, many things to think and worry about when you are a parent. You always want the best and never want to make the wrong decision that might ruin/change your kids life. Tough!
What is not tough is the lunchbox. A sunflower roll filled with a creation I came up with yesterday. A mozzarella cream cheese spread, in which I cut up very finely chopped zucchini, onions and a few cherry tomatoes. I also added a small amount of ketchup and a handful of herbs. It tasted great. Carrots for the crunch and the eyes and more plums. A small pear with a little ladybird chocolate goes into the box too. The nutty, cinnamon Danish was so tasty that I just could not resist keeping half for me.
Adult Variation: If you like you can add a bit of finely sliced turkey breast to the the sandwich, otherwise keep it the way it is.
4 days ..YAAAYY!