DS had a great first day at his new school yesterday as a member of Yr 8.
Still a few things to untangle as Yr 7 seem to be the schools' priority but he was happy and chatty about the whole experience.
The good news, he asked if I could get him a small, telescopic umbrella which he can keep exclusively in his bag, how sensible is that for a 12 year old boy who is normally verging on being feral, so that was impressive.
He fortunately knows lots of children at the school so had plenty of friends to show him the ropes.....
I gave him Â£3 for lunch as a hot meal is a minimum Â£2.50 and I put a piece of fruit in his bag.
None of his friends had lunch. They all bought some crisps/snacks and some biscuits at break and then again at lunch and that was it.
My son bought a ham baguette at lunch, and walked around eating it and quite liked the look of the cooked food but this group of boys said they hadn't bought any proper lunch since just after they started in Yr 7.
I am hoping that once my son finds his feet and confidence he will buy a proper lunch if he feels like it but can see him easily getting into the habit of snacking throughout the day and coming home to eat properly.
He has never really been a crisps/sweets/snacks type of kid but I suppose he is growing up and there is only so much I can say.
This morning he did pack two pieces of fruit and a sports flask of squash himself (none of the boys drank anything during the day either.....).
So my question is....what do your kids do, especially those who have already found their feet at senior school and do you have conversations about their eating habits or just leave them to it??
Any and all comments most welcome.