One thing I love doing for holidays, well really all year long is putting little lunch notes in the kids lunches. I print them out in bulk at the beginning of each month and have them in a drawer ready to go when I pack lunches on Sunday afternoons. The kids love seeing them in there, or so they tell me…
A few weeks ago, I ran out of the back to school themed lunch notes I’ve been packing. I figured since Halloween was just around the corner, it would be fun to design a few new ones. Since things take me a lot longer to cross of my to do list these days, the new lunch notes were ready about a week later.
I didn’t show the kids before packing them, hoping they’d love the little surprise. When AG came home that day, she said she loved hers. L told me what his said. In my mom book, a total win that didn’t take a lot of time or energy. Those are my favorite kinds.
Now, you can rack up the cool mom points by downloading your own copy to add a little festive touch to your kids lunches. I usually print mine on card stock.
And since I usually always get this question, the lunchboxes I use for the kids are these Bentgo boxes (affiliate link.) I have the big lunch box but most days just use the inserts. When it comes to lunches, I always pack the kids a bunch of little things. Their lunch preferences change on the daily. I seriously can’t keep up with what they do like one day and why they cannot stand that same exact thing the next day. Since I pack all lunches for the week on Sunday, it gives me the chance time to make sure no two lunches are the same. Everyday they do have mini cucumbers (peeled and sliced,) carrots and grapes or another fruit. Then what goes in the big part of the lunchbox is what changes. Most days yogurt, then either with pasta, PB sandwich, PB crackers, crackers, pretzels with PB, cheese stick, mini muffins, or granola bars. I pretty much make sure I have the same things delivered each week so that I can have all of the regular offenders on hand. And yes, I use SHIPT. It saves me money, it saves me time. The money I spend tipping is just what I would have spent on two Kinder Eggs at checkout after spending too much money because of all the things the kids wanted. And if you don’t know what a Kinder Egg is, be grateful.
The things us moms do for our little people…