Thanks to my Sister Terri I discovered Bento Boxes. Bento lunches are adorable lunches packed in stackable boxes and secured with a strap. This style of lunch packing comes from Japan. I'm now addicted to looking at bento blogs since I've discovered them! On my side bar I have a link to a bento blog which in turn has tons of links to other wonderful bento blogs.
So I started packing bentos for my girls. Not very good at it yet...but....I love to make them! Making lunch for my girls is soooo much fun now. It's like getting to do a little art project each morning. It also makes you look at what is possible for lunches in a different way. I find myself packing things I might not have before!
My girls at first were a little shy to bring their bentos to school. Now they relish all of the attention! Lately I've been picking mulberries each morning from the tree and filling the bottom tier of their bentos with them. When I asked Seleste if she liked them...she replied, "Yes, but everyone begs for them!!!" It appears that the children all crowd around and ask Seleste to give them some of her mulberries....Now mommies..(pause and sigh) ..I hope that isn't your child begging my daughter for her lunch.....Get Rid Of The Doritos and PLANT A MULBERRY TREE.....LIKE YESTERDAY!!!!! :) My girls love eating their bentos....I find they eat their lunches much better now. The boxes always come back empty....their bags never did.
A happy Babybel cheese ladybug...pecans from the tree...peanut butter crackers...cranberries...