First Day of School: Time to Say Goodbye and Hello to a few things..
The first day of school has come and gone for us and saying goodbye to summer vacation from school means saying hello to so many other things. For instance: Goodbye: Leaving the teens in bed or dropping the kids off at the sitter or summer camp on the way to work. Hello: Waking sleepy teens and/or kids, and rushing them all out the door with breakfast in hand to scarf down in the car/bus. Goodbye: Morning traffic not congested with carpool lines and bus stop pick-ups and drop offs. Hello: An extra thirty minutes to my alarm clock to compensate for the extra thirty minutes in morning commute. Goodbye: Telling the kids to put on clean, matched clothes most days of the week. Hello: Planning, ironing and putting out clothes at night as to avoid hunting down a certain matching sock or shoe or worse yet – school requested color shirt that is neither in the dryer, washer or the drawers. [Gasp] Along with adjusting to new school times and schedules I am also saying ‘hello’ once again to school lunchbox duty. [Ergh.] It is time consuming and aggravating but even still I like to send lunch for two reasons:
- As a former teacher I have seen school lunches and I’d rather not.
- We eat only turkey, fish and mostly organic chicken. All of which the school rarely or doesn’t serve. So in my quest to also give the kids snacks and juice, with little to no dye or too much sugar, I have to provide a bagged lunch.
- Figure out how NOT to send turkey sandwiches every day of the week
- AND provide a hot bagged lunch.
What about you? Are you trying something new for lunch this year?