Today is exactly 3 months since Reimer started big school. So far, he’s enjoying it and loving every single day of it. There was never a tantrum moment with him when going to school which is like a battle half won.
Since Reimer started big school, I have not been preparing lunches for him as he get his lunch in school for free, which I find it the icing on the cake. Convenience and money wise comes to mind. The Scottish Government had implemented free school lunches for Primary 1 – Primary 3 pupils since January 2015, in order to help boost the health and welfare of school kids. Although for his morning break, I still do prepare a small snack for him such as a packet of biscuit and a couple of fruits.
Going back to Reimer’s First Day in Big School, even though they’re only there for 3 hours, but they were still given packed lunches to take away. He had chosen Ham Sandwhich that time and that’s how his obsession of ham sandwich started… However, as the days go by, he seemed to always choose ham sandwich for his lunch at school despite of the other options available, even hot meals which would have been much better for him as well. This came to my attention because every time I collect Reimer up from school, I had this habit of asking him what he’s been up to in school, what activities they do and lastly, what he had for lunch. To my surprise, I kept getting the same answer, that he had ham sandwich for lunch and that was since Day 1. I can just utter in disbelief…
Ham Sandwich AGAIN ????
What is in a ham sandwich and why he loved it so much?
According to Wikipedia, Ham Sandwich is one of the earliest recorded close face sandwiches. In fact, by 1850, there were at least 70 London street vendors who offered it. The British Sandwich Association said that the ham sandwich is the most sold sandwich in the UK, and that was based on the survey which was conducted in 2001. It came out that ham is the best filling behind cheese.
It’s so interesting to know these information, isn’t it?
As far as I know, Ham Sandwich is so quick and easy to make with very little ingredients needed for it, and yet it’s actually the most popular one and the best-loved too.
In all fairness, their packed lunches consists of a sandwich, packet of biscuit, fruit juice and fruit which is a variety of healthy food too and I’m not in any way complaining whatsoever. As long as he’s enjoying what he’s eating and it filled up his little tummy then I’m absolutely fine with it. However, out of my curiosity, I brought up this topic as well during his school’s Parent’s Night. His Teacher expressed that she’s also hoping that one day Reimer will pick a different meal from the menu next time she’s going to ask him what he wants for lunch for the day.
Nonetheless, it’s still kept me thinking and wondering why Reimer loved it to bits, considering there’s a lot of meal options for them at school lunch which he would have probably liked as well if he only tried some of those options.
Is it because he can recognize what’s in it?
Or is it solely his taste preference?
Or has it become his comfort food whilst in school?
Probably yes to all of the above and it’s so apparent I suppose!
Reimer + Ham Sandwich = Happy Little Man
Does your little ones love ham sandwich too?
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