My Gigi is flying today, hope I gave her deep enough roots. (I know it sounds like I've sent her off to college or something, but she's been with me every single day up until now!) She is so excited, and I am so excited for her...and she looks so stinkin' cute in her uniform I'm sort of kicking myself for waiting so long to enrol them in a charter school! Not kidding, at all.
She really wanted a "teen age" lunch, so no cute little lunches, no cute shapes. I'm struggling with this new identity. When I had a theme it made it easier to create a lunch. And she didn't really care, she just liked the surprise of what I had packed. We have been negotiating what will be packed, in what containers and if I will be allowed to use cookie cutters. She's tough.
She mostly won. After all, she's the one entering a big new world, she should feel pretty good about what she's armed with. I vetoed about 189 backpacks, almost every single pair of boots and all makeup (she gave it a good fight though).
So her little lunch has salami and cheddar cheese, crackers, snap peas and carrots. I snuck in a cookie cutter to cut the watermelon, and threw in a plum. She also has an oatmeal raisin granola bar and Stretch Island strawberry fruit leather. I threw in a few Hershey's Kisses as a treat (do you think she'll understand the secret message?!) She has to take snack as well, so we made some trail mix. The combo she created has raw almonds, dried cherries and apricots, pretzels, whole wheat Goldfish, Honeynut Cheerios and little mini chocolate chip cookies.
I'm going to sneak in a note, just a little one to let her know I love her, I'm proud of her, and I hope she's having so much fun and learning a lot!
I couldn't help myself...I snuck in a little cuteness to celebrate the start of 5th Grade.