Today Small Child started school. I’m not quite sure where the summer went this year, but I’m extra sad that it has ended. Small Child however is over the moon, and went off to school full of excitement and enthusiasm. Long may it last. *Warning; proud parent moment!* Here he is all ready to go:
In his lunchbox today were cheese and marmite sandwiches cut into the shape of pencils, decorated with cheese, cucumber skin for the pencil ‘lead’, and carrot letters (My new alphabet cutters arrived yesterday, just in time for this lunch, hurrah!). There were also a few carrot stars thrown in.
In the ‘pudding’ box was half an apple hosting a fizzy caterpillar sweet, some raisins and some rainbow drops. The rainbow drops can’t really be classed healthy food but I couldn’t resist buying them when I saw them; I used to love them when I was a child, and hadn’t seen them for years until I spotted them just yesterday. Today is a special occasion after all.
After making this lunch I was left with quite a few carrot scraps. I didn’t want to waste them so grated them up and put them into an airtight box to use in a salad for my own lunch. I’m always pleased to think of new ways to use up bento scraps, as I can’t always eat them (I did enjoy the crusts from the pencil sandwiches as a quick snack though!).
I’m looking forward to seeing how Small Child did with his lunch; I really hope he will have time to eat some of it at least, as yesterday’s picnic seemed to last forever due to his apparent inability to stop talking and asking questions long enough to eat more than a mouthful every 5 minutes!