What's the big deal? It's just packing a lunch. Right? WRONG.
My kids don't like sandwiches. Well, Dimples likes sandwiches, but ONLY from Subway. Really. I have purchased sub rolls, ham, and cheese from the grocery store - exactly what he orders at Subway - and he claims he doesn't like it. What the hell, Dimples? It's exactly the same. "No. It's exactly different." He really did say that to me. I'm gonna go head to head with that one one day. Tink doesn't like sandwiches from anywhere. She will choke down a meatball sub from Subway when given no other choice, but that's pretty much it.
Do you realize how limited the options for lunch packing become when you cut sandwiches out of the equation? Ugh. It taxes my brain every single morning trying to come up with something they will actually eat that is at least slightly nutritious and filling enough to get them through the day. I know I have failed when they come home from school and spend the first 15 minutes raiding the pantry and refrigerator. It is definitely one of my most hated domestic chores.
But, today is Thursday. So, I gave the kids each their $3 (and yes, much of that was in quarters because I never have cash, but who cares because at least I managed to scrape it up), did my happy dance, and sent them off.
Also, it's less that 24 hours until Friday.
Three cheers for Thursday.