My son choosing his lunch snacks.
I made my own school lunches as far back as I can remember. Our son — a six-year-old with mild cerebral palsy who can't stand at the kitchen counter without help yet — has neither the interest in food nor the physical ability to do much of the chopping, spreading, and packaging a school lunch entails.
But the more I chat with other parents, the more I realize it's a plight that extends far beyond palsy; fridge foraging is a skill that all kids have to learn. So as Graham starts first grade, we are starting the slow, necessary transition toward lunch-making independence.