I’m a Stonyfield Yo’Getter. All opinions are my own.
I’m back in the routine of packing my preschooler and toddler lunches 4 and 2 days a week respectively. I get pretty creative with their lunches without going over the top (in my opinion) and often get many compliments from their teachers on their healthy and well-thought-out lunches. (Check it out if you need some ideas!) The Easy Lunchbox containers and silicon cupcake liners are a must!
However, my older two? They pack their own lunches in the morning. After many complaints about what I put in them and who liked what, we came to a crossroads. And then one morning, before I had a chance to get started, the oldest started packing her lunch. It turned out she was pretty good as it and so was her sister! And, so they started packing their lunches along with picking out their clothes.
Here are some of their lunches from the week.
Some days are lighter than others and they want a snack when they get home.
Other days are little less colorful.
And some are so colorful.
I tried fighting that battle and it turned out to be silly. They are happy wearing what they decide to wear (of course, making sure it is appropriate for the weather and to be called clothing) and I realize that they are dressed very similarly to their friends!
To help them out in the morning, I made them a check list of everything they should complete (they thought watching TV was something they should be doing in the morning). Feel free to grab this google doc printable and edit it if you’d like before printing. We have it on our fridge inside a sheet protector with a dry erase marker so they can check it off everyday.
I know some people think it’s crazy that the girls pack their lunches, but it works well for us and helps have happier little people and a happier mom in the mornings.
Do your kids pack their own lunches?