On Thursday and Friday mornings, G2 and G3 are with their father, so he packs their lunch. Sometimes I get requests to pack them before they go to his house Wednesday night, but in general I only have to pack G1′s lunch.
This week G1 was really focused on the awesomeness of her Totoro bento box. She doesn’t care as much about what’s inside. That gave me a bit of a break to pack a nice and quick lunch! She also has a Thermos packed with leftover lasagna, a cool Knork fork, and a Halloween napkin that uses a spider ring as a napkin ring.
Inside Totoro on the left we see some fresh blackberries and some canned pineapple. I’ve tried to make it a little Halloween-y with food picks made from stickers, a couple pirate sword picks, and gf sugar cookies made with Halloween cookie cutters in the shape of a toombstone, black cat, bat, and two leaves (I added cocoa to half the recipe to make chocolate sugar cookies). On the right is another Minion cupcake and two people parts made with silicone molds from Target’s 1 stop and chocolate, white chocolate, food coloring, and an almond slice for a fingernail. I wouldn’t usually put a Halloween Lunch Jokes in G1′s lunch, but this one was perfect! G1 and G2 both spent a month this summer performing Shakespeare, so when I saw a joke that asked “What’s a monster’s favorite play?” with the answer of “Romeo and Ghouliet”, I had to include it!
I got a report back from G1 about the lunch, beyond the fact that it came home empty. She and her friends laughed at the lunch joke, and her friends think I’m weird “but in a good way”. They also had a little sword fight using the pirate sword picks, so that was also a hit. The sword fight anecdote makes me a bit grateful I don’t have very young children, as I’d worry about them poking eyes out with the swords, but I think my kids are old enough to know better. I hope.
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