I’ve gotten away with school lunch the last 3 years, but Elle’s taste buds have finally had it. She officially declared that she will no longer eat school lunch. The days of sending her with a check for the month (and thinking nothing more of it until she comes home with a stamp on her hand) are over. Elle is demanding a home-made lunch this year.
I gotta admit the thought of packing a lunch for every day is overwhelming me.
What am I going to pack in her lunches day in and day out? How can I make the lunches healthy? When will I find the time to make it? The morning is always a rush as it is. And should I go the green/environmentally friendly route or the disposable route? Does a lunch box really ever make it home? How long can ham sit in a bag before it is dangerous?
I have so many questions and am not sure what I will do.
The only thing I know for sure is that I will put a little love in her lunch as often as possible.
So I asked my friend, Kelsie, over at Love, Kelsie Rae to make me (us) up some free printable lunch box notes. I think they turned out pretty cute. You can download the pdf, print out different sheets, cut out the notes, and then have a variety of notes on hand for a quick love note to throw in the home lunch.
Some notes offer advice, some express love and some are writing prompts so we can personalize the note. My favorite is the “Remember when…” note. I wanted to remind my kids of fun moments we’ve had together.
So Elle might be eating a bacteria infested ham sandwich in a plastic sack, but at least she will get a little love at lunch.
(I better get researching some home lunch tips and food options unless you guys can give me any ideas. Help!)