Ready for class:
- best t-shirt
- favorite doll
- pink Converse
- Elmo backpack holding a Butterfly lunchbag
Notice what she's not wearing? Her jacket. She refused entirely to put it on. Good thing spring has made its appearance.
- fruit salad (pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows)
- celery sticks
Otto wouldn't let me take his pic this morning. But - I can tell you this. His teacher is impressed with how composed and calm he is at lunch.
He sits down. Gets organized to eat. Eats lunch and chats with his friends, but isn't too wild, too distracted, or silly. Cleans up and gets ready for nap. Evidently not all of his classmates are quite so fond of lunch -- they don't always eat, but he always does. Of all the things he's doing well right now, this might be my favorite. Good lunch manners! Who knew?
After seeing how psyched Otto was about the boxy little Lunchable a few weeks ago, I splurged on a special new lunchbox for him. I didn't make a big deal about it, just sent it with him one morning filled with his usual favorites. He seemed OK with it, but didn't say much either way. Yesterday Miss J told us that Otto loves his new lunchbox so much, he brought it to her and opened it to give her a tour of all the compartments. She was pretty amused and said "that's one complicated lunchbox, Otto!" But evidently the well-organized lunch tastes better. Who knew?
So here's today's Goodbyn:
The usual PB&J, celery sticks, raisins, a yogurt tube, a cup of fruit salad, and some lemonade.
I hope he'll still let me pack his lunch once he starts kindergarten - at least once in awhile. We may not be together during the day, but that doesn't mean we can't share lunch. Makes me want to get a Goodbyn of my own.