This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series about the feeding escapades in my house.
Every year we go to Red Lobster for a family member’s birthday. This year, Big A announced she wanted to order lobster. I suggested we share the big lobster meal and she agreed. I was ecstatic to find her opting out of the kids’ menu.
I posted pictures on the Raise Healthy Eaters’ Facebook page, saying how I wish food on kids’ menu were just smaller portions of regular menu items, and got a variety of comments:
“I agree, but I also feel like we eat at restaurants so seldom that I don’t really worry about it.”
“We always share the adult food, and say no to the kids menu.”
It seems some parents are strongly against “kid food” while others were okay with it. The more I thought about it, the more I realized I really don’t have strong feelings either way. And here’s why. (more…)