Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I don't know how long I will be able to keep this up, but right now I will fully admit to having WAY too much fun with packing lunches for Ian and Chase.

It may possibly be because I don't have any other giant projects going on right now (except for labeling 5-7 boxes of clothing/toys/baby paraphernalia for the consignment sale that is um, next weekend...) or because it is really nice to work quietly at night in accomplishing a mission, or maybe I am deferring how generally worried I am about Chase starting in a new school tomorrow, especially after being out of any kind of school program for the last 3 months.  Oy.

Whatever the reason, I have spent hours planning and packing these little faux-bento containers and stuffing them with the boys' favorites, then stuffing the favorites into their litttle lunch bags.  Chase bought his lunch when he went to school at the end of last year, but I thought I would try packing it this year to see how he eats...but Oh!  I had no idea what kind of monster I was unleashing.
Piles o'storage containers:

The innards:

Chase's breakfast and lunch on the left:  cucumbers (his new favorite- "Mo...mumbers?"), Nutella on wheat, crackers and star shaped cheese (yes, I used a cookie cutter on the cheese!  Seriously, have I no shame?!), kiwi and grapes, and breakfast- a banana and a Raisin Bran muffin.

Ian's on the right: grapes, kiwi, and clementine sections, homemade granola, Nutella on wheat, cheese and crackers.

I know.  It is a problem.

Also, I made the boys' teachers little first day gift bags.

I filled them with Tootsie Rolls, Wint-o-Green life savers, and a big pretty apple.  I attached a note to the front of each one thanking them for preparing for Chase and wishing them a good year.

I am quite proud of my effort, but equally afraid that I have just set the standard impossibly high...will they expect gifts for all major and minor holidays now?  Will they make fun of me if I send in a Lunchable?  What have I started!?!

1 comment:

Cate said...

OMG, you are that mom!

it all looks awesome. And I got some faux-bento boxes too, although no fun shaped foods as yet. stay tuned.