Chocolate and Bread
When my eldest daughter was 3 ½ we moved from northern Germany to Bordeaux, France. I had been living in Germany for 9 years and was excited for this next adventure. Of course, after a few months in Bordeaux many little dramas had occurred but I wasn’t expecting this one.
The pre-school teacher called me into a meeting. I thought it had to do with my daughter Carli’s French but ummmm nope, it wasn’t that at all. She called me because every morning at recess Carli would throw away her apple, her cheese, her little sandwich and proceed to eat her friends snack. The kids, whom she was stealing from, started complaining. The teacher told me she respected me for trying to feed Carli healthy food but bread and chocolate is as healthy as what I gave her and this is what the French children eat. I was asked to change my ways and send her with this very French snack. I was shocked by the idea of giving her chocolate as a snack at 10 in the morning . Here I was a young mother being so careful to feed her healthy. I had never tried chocolate and bread and so I tried it with Carli and we both fell in love with it. I added bread and chocolate to our diet and Carli ‘s food stealing habits stopped on the spot. Sometimes you need to do as in Bordeaux when you are in Bordeaux. And btw if you have never tried this simple pleasure….. Do! You will love it as well!