My 7 year old has really taken to the buffet breakfast each morning offered at our hotel. He is exerting his independence; wanting to choose the foods he wants to eat and getting everything on his own. We have let him and I have not said a word when I see him walking to the table with a plate filled with almond croissants, chocolate pastries and a pile of bacon. This is vacation after all and I want him to have fun memories of indulging and making his own choices. With my little guy however, I have been making his plate and this was his Mediterranean breakfast filled with veggies like marinated mushrooms and peppers, olives, tomatoes, scrambled eggs, mozzarella balls, walnuts and almonds, chickpeas, and bacon. With a plate filled with fresh fruit after. Not to worry, two hours after this he had a big cone of gelato with two flavors...we are in Italy after all!