I don't know about you, but I'm packing lunches on fumes this time of year. I'm tired of making them and I'm having to force myself to care even a little bit about nutrition at this point. Peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, turkey and cheese, and tuna. So bored with these choices and I'm not even the one eating them. Fruit...please can we just not have to wash any more fruit? Will a few pesticide laden grapes really make a difference in April and May? There are no more fun, slightly nutritious snacks to choose from in the pantry. I'm tempted to throw some Easter candy in a baggie and be done with it.
Of course I love the school cafeteria because it offers such a nice break from packing. Unfortunately, only my two youngest are willing to buy. At the beginning of the year, I let those two angels buy once a week. By the middle of the year, it was twice a week, and now it's whenever they want!
What, you ask, will lunch be like over the summer? Well, it won't be pretty. Some people in the house will start asking by 10 am, what's for lunch? This will drive me to the brink by the second
Maybe they'll even sleep extra late and substitute cereal for lunch. Oh, the glorious possibilities. I know one thing, I won't be packing anything unless it's for the pool!
Did I mention my kids won't even buy school pizza. Really?!? That ought to be a guaranteed child friendly option, but I'm not bitter or anything...
Have you reached your parental packing limit, too? Of course, packing lunches will look like a fair trade off for a peaceful day once August rolls around!