Nutty Danish & Sunflower Roll

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Posted by Meeta K. Wolff

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!


these breads just look so tasty! i love bread and i love sunflower seeds. i bet this was delicious!

and yep, i use a mac. i got a macbook for graduation back in may. i LOVE it.

i'm glad to hear that soeri did so great on his checkup.

i am glad that your vacation is getting close, but i will miss you guys! take LOTS of pictures!!! i'm sure the trip will be a blast.

have a good day!


Anonymous said...
September 22, 2006 at 3:12:00 AM GMT+2  

i can see that you are a very good parent
i agree with you when you say
"You always want the best and never want to make the wrong decision that might ruin/change your kids life. Tough!"
i am going thro the same phase as i have to decide on a good tutorial for my son who is in the ninth and will be going to the tenth which is avery important step for a child in india .
my hubby does not think that the tutorials are important and i agree as its what the child studies that finally is of help to him , but some extra help is required thats also true so the struggle and confusion. its the mind that plays the games !!!

Mahek said...
September 22, 2006 at 8:29:00 AM GMT+2  

Hey Jessy!

I got a MacBook Pro from my boss too and they are soooo cool. Can't imagine life without it now!

Thanks for those lovely comments. We'll take plenty of pics and share them with you when we get back.

Mahek, parents have a tough job I guess. But it also helps us grow and learn. I know through Soeren I am also learning a lot of new things about myself.

Meeta K. Wolff said...
September 22, 2006 at 8:49:00 PM GMT+2  

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