If you make school lunches for kids, you know that you get into a routine. Even if you are very creative and spend time coming up with different ideas for every day of the week, you still have some pattern to the rotation.
My husband makes the lunches for Big One and Little One. I think they are old enough to make their own lunches and also think it is a good habit for them to get into. There are three votes against me. He doesn’t mind doing it and they love having Dad make the lunch so I stay out of it.
Dad is away this week. This means either I put my foot down and have them make their own lunch or I am on lunch making duty.
This is made especially hard due to the fact that I don’t do the grocery shopping or the cooking in the house. I decided I am up to the challenge. I’m not making gourmet food, but I am making things that are mostly healthy, interesting to the kids, and varied. There is no routine for me to make the lunches, so everything is a surprise. I went to the grocery, bought things not normally on the weekly list and packed them up. I don’t want the job forever, but I am enjoying it a little bit.
Both Big One and Little One came home from school today and said “Awesome lunch Mom”. The only thing they had concerns with was the toothpick in the wrap sandwich that they bit into. Live and learn.