I talked before to you guys about how I’m a terrible morning person – and I stumble out of bed wanting only to hurt those around me and drink mass quantities of coffee - wrestling with PB&J construction is neither of those things. So I heard that much like “Uncrustables”, you can make several sandwiches for your kids’ lunches ahead of time, seal them up in ziploc bags, and stack them in the freezer. The idea is – by the time the kids open their lunchboxes, everything is thawed & soft. I tried this – making a week’s worth of sandwiches on Monday – and it worked great!
But as I stood there ready to load the stack of sandwiches into the freezer, I thought “OOO! I’ll write a sweet note on each one!” (Since I’m always too rushed in the morning to remember sweet little things like that.)
Then again, once I had a red Sharpie in hand – funny faces seemed a much better way to say “Hi!” to my kiddos – who know me for being weird and silly, and not sugar-sweet. SO…. I turned each sandwich into a character of some sort: Nerd, Pirate, Ninja, Cross-Eyed & Crazy, you name it. SO FUN! I stacked them in the freezer and tossed a new one into their lunches each morning that week…
The first day brought rave reviews – the kids loved them and their friends were duly impressed. And each day after, as I kissed them goodbye in the morning – they puzzled aloud “I wonder what sandwich face I got today?!” MOM SUCCESS!
So – if one of your New Years Goals is to get more organized and/or make life more about your family – here’s one way to kill two birds with one stone! How do you make your kids’ lunch “special”?