Just an update from this morning. Mik came home nearly in tears and told us he'd had to turn down popsicles, pizza, and ice cream (from our favorite place) at school today. Apparently the school had planned on pizza being lunch, and he had to ask for special permission to go back inside and get his bag of fruits and vegetables. He didn't feel like explaining what he was doing to the other kids, and they pestered him about it all day. He said it was the worst day of school he ever had.
I keep trying to remind myself that it is NOT a tragedy that a happy, well-fed child getting an excellent education in a free country had to decline some "food" that is making him sick, but whoa. That had to suuuuuuck. He's got two and a half more days of school and a birthday party after school on Friday. This had better work.