Since Lolly started kindergarten (TWO YEARS AGO!!!) she has taken a home lunch to school. She went to all day kindergarten and we found that buying school lunch everyday would kind of cost a lot and wasn't exactly what I would want her eating every day. Because we like to compromise, she gets hot lunch once a week (on a day of her choosing) so she doesn't feel like she misses out bringing her lunch. But sending a lunch every day can get to be....challenging. Most people don't want to eat the same sandwich everyday. I know I don't! So I try to shake things up a little. Sometimes it works, other times...not so much. But for the most party, Lolly is pretty happy with what I send in her lunch. And occasionally amused.
Here are some random pictures of random lunches that I have sent over the years.
My very most favorite part of packing her lunch is the napkin. I just send a paper napkin but each day I put a little picture or message on it. If there is something special going on that day, like a test or activity, I will make the napkin about that. And for her birthday week, there are birthday themed pictures on every napkin. The best part about it is that if you have really crazy busy morning, you can make the entire week's worth of napkins on Sunday night and just stick one in the lunch box in the morning.
Actually, the very best part is when they start writing messages back.