I actually didn't think about it until 7ish, when we finally headed downstairs to grab breakfast and I noticed the absence of lunches in the fridge. That's when the sheer panic hit. I mean, it seemed strange that I hadn't laid out clothes, but they wear uniforms so getting dressed is easy, I just overlooked it. I started barking orders, "GiGi, your in charge of breakfast", "LiLi grab snacks for you and sis", "Brush your teeth, get shoes, grab jackets...Go, Go, Go!". I swear that strange mix of adrenaline and stress really takes it out of a person. We just started car pool this week, and I refuse to be the Mom who's late. It's a problem I have, the need to always be on time (my Husband would argue that I need to be 15 minutes early), but clearly I am a person who plans (including for any traffic issues that might arise).
Thank goodness I cook for an army, and I have lunch plans for today; otherwise I'd be bummed to be sharing my lunch; so I threw left over beef stir fry into containers. Also thankfully I keep some shelf stable snacks on hand for these sorts of emergencies so they both got premade rice krispie treats (we ate all the homemade ones last night!). I grabbed a mandarin orange and some mini bell peppers and a bag of pretzels. It's not really a cohesive lunch, but they love stir fry, and they love bell peppers...so hopefully they'll be happy come lunch time.
Even the picture was taken in a rush, on my cell phone....just before I tossed it into lunch bags. Don't ask what they have for snacks, I have no idea. Probably candy and cookies. Where's my coffee?!