Happy Happy December! Is it cold where you are? Are you wearing boots and scarves? Making snowmen? Dancing in the falling snow?
Welp. I’m in shorts. With my A/C on. Dreaming about a cold winter. It’s a pipe dream, really, for us Florida folks.
So, I’m pretending it’s cold. My house is DECKED out in Christmas, I drink hot chocolate, I wear Christmas themed t-shirts. I’m trying, people.
I wanted to make a special December 1st lunch for my big boy for today, but I had a horrible migraine. So, I am made some today for both my boys for tomorrow.
A chilly, wintry themed one.
I made snowflake shaped jam sandwiches and added details with my Food Writers. I also packed goldfish crackers, colby jack cheese, dried cranberries, a mandarin orange (Bigs), a Go-Gurt (Bigs), grapes (Smalls), and a snowball donut (that was leftover from the special breakfast our elf Duncan [Donuts] brought the boys this morning).
“Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem.”
-William Hamilton Gibson
How is it almost Thursday again, already? This week has flown by! I must admit, these two lunches I’ve just made are far from exciting. Tonight, we had karate for my Bigs and I had grocery shopping. And that was just this evening. I think I lost my creative lunch-making ideas on Aisle 6 (the chips and salsa aisle). But at least my kids won’t go hungry, amirite?
My small fella is in Mom’s Morning Out tomorrow. I still am not comfortable sending him in with things that need to be refrigerated. I feel he’d try to eat the ice pack or chuck it at someone. So, for now, he gets PB&J. I also packed Goldfish crackers (I actually think they are a bit expired #oops #dontthinkhewillnotice), a banana, and a frozen Simply Go Gurt (I will put it in the lunchbox in the morning and it will be nice and cold by lunchtime).
For my Bigs:
I have a ham and cheese slider (with mayo), seasoned corn, Concord grapes, a frozen Go Gurt, a mini chocolate chip cookie, and one Hershey’s kiss. He won’t even notice how snooze-ville this lunch is because he’ll think he’s won the jackpot with that Hershey’s kiss.
My little Bigs is getting so good at piecing together letters to make small words! I am so proud of how hard he works at his letters and light spelling. To pay homage to that, tomorrow’s lunch has a theme – an ABC theme!
I made a PB&J (first real PB&J of the school year!) and made little letter cut-outs, spelling “A”, “B”, and “C”. In those little holes, I put sprinkles. Sprinkles are fun. My Bigs asks for sprinkles on everything. He even asked for them on his spaghetti tonight. I politely turned him down. I also packed seasoned corn, a Go-Gurt, and for dessert, little Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Schoolbook cookies. They are dang good. And cute. And theme-y. I packed A – E. I ate a Q. And an E. And maybe a few more. Not sure. It all happened so fast.
See? Learning can be fun! Especially if you can eat!
He makes beautiful things out of dust…