How much lunch remains by day's end?
I was visiting another school at the 3pm hour today. I noticed a papa with his two kids packing up on their bikes to go home. Before putting the bags into the cargo bin, the papa rustled through the kids' lunch bags. "What did you eat today?" He sounded exasperated. When I heard him, I felt a bit relieved. I was glad to know that my kids' lunches aren't the only ones coming home almost completely intact. I would say they are anywhere from 60-90% intact, on the whole.
What is it the kids eat all day? How is they get through the day, if all they eat are crumbs and nibbles of bits and pieces? Is it too distracting at school for a proper lunch? I would think that the full day of activity would make for ravenous children. Why is that when they get home, they are suddenly so hungry and tear through the cupboards for that pre-dinner snack? Should I be packing other items, more suitable for hurried lunch hours and distracted mouths? I would like to know: how much of your kids' lunches make their ways back home?