Thursday, August 30, 2007

This little baby will be starting kindergarten next week. It's a full day program, and you know what that means....I have to start packing lunches. We had a trial run this summer with daycamp, and I failed miserably. I forgot to pack a lunch on the both first day and the last day - and it was a 5 day camp. The first day, I ran home, threw something together and drove it back. On the last day, we were having a potluck afterward anyway, so he just shared W's lunch.

I used to work at a school - I know how parents who forget to pack a lunch are viewed, and I don't want them to label me as the press-lips-together-and-shake-head-sadly-mother - not yet, anyway. So I'm going to try really, really hard to remember to send him with a lunch. I wonder if I could stash a MRE or something somewhere in the classroom in case of emergency.


Me: A, how many times do I have to tell you I don't like potty talk?

A: Um, 12?

Me: Well, I'm pretty sure I'm told you more than 12 times.

A: No, I'm thinking we're at 11.


Carrie said...

Are there no hot lunches available? Maybe you could make it a nightly project for A to help pack his lunch? He'll probably never forget and then in a few years, you can turn the whole thing over to him since he'll be in the habit and you won't have to worry about it except making certain there are pudding cups (which apparently were/still are a must for my husband's lunch bag). Don't know if it would work but it's a thought. Geesh, I'm going to be the laziest mother ever if we don't even have children and I'm trying to figure out how to get out of making lunches.

A. really was a cute baby and I'm not one of those people who think all babies are cute. I think some look more like worms. :)

Lunasea said...

Yeah, they have hot lunches but A. turned his nose up at them and I can't say I blame him. I've seen them.

The thing is, he likes pb&j and I don't like to make those the night before because they're all soggy. I could, however, make them on frozen bread on the weekend and then pop one in each evening for the next day. Hmm, that's not a bad idea. Thanks, C!

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