A MUM has been left devastated after finding out her daughter’s friends won’t play with her because of the contents of her lunchbox.
The woman asked for advice online as her kid’s “gross” lunch items were causing her to be bullied at school.
The mum shared the lunchbox and its contents; a sliced apple, olives, cucumber, sausages, rice cakes and a cheese stick[/caption]
She wrote: “I’m over lunchboxes.”
The mum posted on Facebook: “Every time I pack something my daughter complains that the kids say it’s gross and they don’t want to play with her.
“Seems like Nutella sandwiches are the only things they don’t tease her about.”
She also shared an image of the supposedly “gross” lunchbox which included a sliced apple, a cheese stick, olives, cucumber, brown rice cakes and sausages.
Not knowing what to do or if the contents were in fact offensive, the mum said she didn’t know what to pack for her daughter.
But hundreds of users defended the mum and shared their own theories on why her daughter was being excluded.
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One person commented: “Maybe I’m wrong – but I think the problem is deeper than your lunch box. It’s bullying. You should speak with a teacher, why would kids abuse her for what she eats?”
“Kids can be so mean, that looks like a healthy lunch box,’ said one mum. ‘Kids tend to eat with their eyes – maybe if you kept it the same but used a flower-shaped cookie cutter for the cucumbers it would be better.”
‘I can’t believe kids would be so mean to say another child’s lunch is gross and refuse to play with them,’ wrote another parent. “The food looks great.”
One user reassured her: “I heard a story from a teacher once where the only lunch a child every brought was a single slice of bread that was covered in blue hair dye. Trust me – you’re doing an amazing job, the lunch looks great.”
Other parents shared similar experiences their children went through.
“Girls are so b**chy,’ wrote one mum. “My daughter has had the same problems since she was nine. It’s awful!”
Another mum recalled: “When my son was in Year 2, he took prosciutto and deli meats with cheese to school. A girl told him it was disgusting, and he shot back that it wasn’t his fault she didn’t have a refined palate.”
The mum was reassured she was doing a great job and that she should speak to a teacher about the bullying[/caption]
And one mum proudly shows off daughter’s stuffed packed lunch box – but can YOU see why parents think it’s ‘dangerous’?
Plus, a nursery expert reveals what they really think of your kid’s packed lunch and what it says about your parenting style.
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