Watching a five-year-old eat can be disturbing. Watching twenty of them at the same time can be disgusting! LOL Sorry, but true. Breakfast duty isn't too bad, but I hate lunch duty and I never, never eat with my students. They are loud, messy, and sometimes just gross.
Some of my students love mayo on anything and everything. Since they have the option of a sandwich each day, there is always mayo on the side table if they want it. They ask for mayo on fries, on pizza, on chicken nuggets, whatever. Sometimes I can't even watch.
Children get ideas: "Hey, what if I put mashed potatoes between two graham crackers?" Then everyone on their end of the table tries it. :)
Children do not have manners yet. They eat with their fingers, lick their plates, pick up things off the floor and eat them, share food, and do anything else they can get away with before I stop them!
Children think catsup is a vegetable and will actually cry if it is not on the menu.
Children drop, spill, and smear anything that can be dropped, spilled, or smeared.
Welcome to the "dark side" of teaching. Is today spaghetti day???????????????