I just finished packing the Oldest’s last lunchbox of first grade. Woohoo!!!
While he’s looking forward to three months of carefree, homework-free summer fun, I’m secretly looking forward to a three month break from packing lunches. You see, the Oldest will take hot lunch any day…as long as it’s cheese pizza day…which actually only happens once a week. The rest of the days, he typically prefers – or should I say demands – packed lunches. Since he doesn’t like the texture of meat and is allergic to peanuts, sandwiches can be a bit of a challenge. You can only send so many cheese or jelly sandwiches, right? Fortunately, he’s never met a fruit that he doesn’t like, and he loves most veggies, too.
All this has challenged me to become more creative in what I pack for him each day. Greek yogurt, veggies rolled up in a tortilla, or fruit and veggie salad are all great alternatives to the typical sandwich. Here’s what he’ll be eating tomorrow:
Ok, I confess, I also snuck a Starburst in there for him, too…since it’s the last lunch of the year.
Oh yeah…and a “have a great day…love, mom” note…because before long it won’t be cool for mom to do that anymore…especially once you’re in second grade.