Monday, May 3, 2010
It's not your Mother's Brown Bag Lunch
I've been thinking a lot about lunch boxes, about how my sons lunch box is sort of a love letter. I tuck little bits of last nights crumble into a metal tin, or include a postcard from an exhibit we have visited, or his favorite cloth napkin. It is an act of tenderness and devotion that I deeply enjoy. I feel I am doing something to soften his day and keep him nourished when he is away from home. But I must admit, it really stings when his food comes back rejected or the soup unopened.
Lately his lunch and snack sacks are coming home devoured. As any parent knows, appetites wax and wane, but I credit the cute new reusable bags I have been using. The stacking metal tiffin and the interesting stainless water bottle. I think his meal is more appealing. I enjoy preparing it a lot more as well and it is good for the environment and less expensive in the long run. My favorite source is, reusablebags.com, they have many stylish, useful and eco products to check out.