In honour of the new coming year – What your child has in his/her sandwich for school?
Being busy with the beginning of the school year I had forgotten to publish this blog which was written 2 weeks ago at some g_dly hour at night.
I thought it was still too important of a message to ignore and can be suggested as a good resolution for the new year which will B”H impact our children’s well being.
It seems this year, Sept 1st came earlier than ever. It could be with the war in Gaza, could be that just time goes faster then ever, could be that because our son is joining school after being homeschooled for 3 years (by his choice).
However almost without noticing we found ourselves facing Sept 1st. We were not really prepared and unfortunately my husband did not get to make homemade cheese for awhile being busy in workshops (thank G-D), proving the saying that “the shoemaker walks bare feet”. So the first few days the sandwiches consisted of eggs and cucumbers and [ some tuna , along with some vegetables and fruits. Then I bought some store cheese (I think it was cottage)…When Dovid saw this he just gave us a look as if (how dare we think of enjoying that stuff…) that was enough, last night he was up till 1am making homemade Mozzarella. I shared with Dovid the joy this Mozzarella was greeted in the morning , it was like meeting an old friend you really missed! I hope it was enjoyed by him in the whole wheat bread .
Since our son has started school we hear some live descriptions about the other children sandwiches: white bread with chocolate spread, Fanta or Coke as a drink …. Should I go on?
I thought that a campaign for healthier sandwiches should be carried out. Approaching the New Year it could be a good new year resolution to have healthier sandwiches for our children as an expression of our commitment to their well being. For those readers that have been in one of the Koshercurd Cheesemaking workshops I hope your children will enjoy your homemade mozzarella sandwich for school.
I bless all of us with Ktiva and Chatime Tova, to To a healthy good and sweet* year
* Sweet – sweet not by candies or sugar, but by having all of the verdicts been sweetened.