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It’s that time of year again, and last week I registered True and Brave back to school. They are homeschooled, but they go to a local charter school one day a week to take enrichment classes. Last year, it was just True, and this time Brave is officially in Kindergarten and gets to go too. They are both jazzed about going to school together.
One thing that gets me excited is knowing they will be together. True loved going to school one day a week, but since she is an introvert, it was sometimes difficult for her. Sometimes she would have stories about walking around the playground by herself because she was too shy to play with the other kids and because she didn’t want to play with boys like the other girls did. This time she will have Brave around, so I know she is so excited about that. Brave really helps True feel much more comfortable.
It’s funny too because when I registered Brave, I know the teacher took a double take on her name and had to ask me what I wrote down. Yes, they are really Brave and True, which no doubt will be a little topic in the first few days to have two sisters with that name combination. Just wait until the two babies join the school, the names get even wilder (we all love them nonetheless)!
With two of them going to school together, that means double the work in getting dressed and getting their lunches ready. True would always have little requests to pack her this or that for lunch. She would also come home with stories about how the other kids were asking her about the different fruits and vegetables she would bring and they would say they had never seen those before. She thinks it’s so funny that the other kids have never eaten a raw bell pepper. Most often, she said the kids were yucking and groaning about her choice of foods, but at the same time being curious about it. She told us that she would educate them on what that particular fruit or veggie was called and would matter-of-factly tell them it was good for them. That’s our girl! We always made sure to pack her at least one fruit or vegetable.
This time around, we get to send off two of our little girls with lunches packed with fruits and veggies and they get the chance to educate the other kids at lunchtime together. It will be so cute and I can’t wait to hear the stories of what the other kids say. This time they will have two fruit and vegetable loving Bratcher girls to deal with!
Do you find it easy or hard to get your kids (or yourself) to eat fruits and vegetables?