Happy Friday! We made it through another week! It’s a new day today, and a new day…a fresh start to my own personal parenting. Last night, my husband and I started going to a parenting class at our church. It’s all about loving your children on purpose (Danny Silk’s series). It was life-changing already. It’s my answer to prayer about how I deal with my Bigs’ behavior and managing myself. I can’t wait until our next class. This is exactly what I prayed for (without knowing exactly what I was praying for, does that even make sense?).
My Bigs’ lunch isn’t too over the top today. It was a long day yesterday and I needed to pack something quick.
Yesterday was the day I worked in Bigs’ classroom. I really enjoyed it! We had so much fun. It was great eating lunch with him, although he ate his and most of mine. Stinker.
Here is Bigs’ lunch today:
It’s a turkey and cheese on a whole wheat roll (with a leeetle bit of mayo), seasoned corn, dried fruit, concord grapes and raspberries, and a Swiss Miss pudding cup for dessert. He’s going to flip his little lid for the pudding cup – it’s a special treat.
Happy Almost Weekend!
From Danny Silk’s series:
“If I give my children freedom, respect, & honor in my own home, they’ll download a culture that makes every other culture pale in comparison.”
Tomorrow is Thursday. I like Thursdays. Both my boys are in school. Tomorrow is a special Thursday, however. I am volunteering in my Bigs’ classroom. I love when it’s my turn to do that. It’s SO fun seeing him in his own environment there. And it’s a blast getting to know his teacher and classmates. I had to pack three lunches for tomorrow.
I made turkey and cheese (I like the Applegate Naturals brand for all deli meats and cheeses I give the kids) roll-ups on flour tortillas, with a teeny bit of mayonnaise. I use mini skewers to keep the roll-ups together. I break the skewers in half and put a sticker “flag” on the broken side to prevent splintering. I also packed carrot chips, homemade fruit snacks, applesauce, and two homemade mini chocolate chip cookies.
I made PB&J on a flour tortilla and cut it into wedges. I don’t give him anything that needs to be refrigerated (at this point, yet) because I don’t want him to have to deal with ice packs. I also packed Goldfish crackers, freeze dried mango, and a banana. On that banana, I scratched the words “I <3 you!” and I am hopeful it will show up by lunchtime tomorrow.
I packed fruity chicken salad (bottom left), dried mandarin oranges, homemade fruit snacks, dried fruit mix (raisins, coconut, papaya, pineapple), and dried berries.
I can’t wait to eat it.
Hope you have a blessed night!
With my song, I praise Him. – Psalm 28:7
(My Bigs and I have been singing Matt Maher’s “All the People Said Amen” all day today – it’s so great to see my little ones praise God in their own ways!)
In the same grain that I love cafeteria food, I also love deli food. There is something exciting to me about walking into a deli. For tomorrow’s VPK lunch, I made Bigs’ a quintessential delicatessen lunch.
I made a turkey and cheddar on whole wheat, and used little skewers (with stickers on the ends!) to keep them together. In the middle of those are GF puffs (to take the place of fries or chips). I packed little pickles (my Bigs LOVES pickles), applesauce, and three Trader Joe’s ginger cookies for dessert.
For my Smalls, I wasn’t as creative. It so far seems quite lost on him. Perhaps next year, he’ll appreciate having a “special” lunch.
I made a PB&J on whole wheat, packed some of the GF puffs, an applesauce, and a few Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Schoolbook Cookies. Sort of like Bigs’ deli lunch, but pared down a bit.
All this deli talk is making me want to walk into a TooJay’s…for you know, a B&W cookie or something.
Have a blessed day!
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
– Proverbs 22:6