Remember a few posts ago I showed a picture of our kitchen and said Ree was looking at the lunch menu? Well we really do have a lunch menu around here, and here’s why:
No matter how much time we have to get ready for afternoon kindergarten, I always wait until the last minute and then panic about what to give the girls for lunch. (Yes I’m a procrastinator. Always have been and seeing how I’m 40+ years old most likely always will be.) When I’m running around grabbing bookbags and searching for lost shoes, my mind just goes blank and I end up giving Ree and Ro the same thing over and over again. Ugh – booooooooring (for them and for me). So I created quick printouts showing the girls some lunch options. They adore getting to make their own choices for lunch, and I adore not being in such a rut.
The printouts are just 3-column layouts in Microsoft Word (I change them as often as my tired brain can think of new lunch foods to add), and they’re encased in plastic sheet protectors (so they’re almost twinproof).
The girls choose one thing off the Main page. (I’m mean, plus am always under the gun given the aforementioned procrastination, so they have to agree on their choice):The second one down in the third column is a cheese plate, in case anyone was wondering.
These menus are easy to make with pictures you take yourself or images you find in Google (or you can click these and print them out, but they’re heavily slanted toward the things Ro and Ree like). Make one for your kiddo and you’ll both grin when lunch rolls around!
Does anyone have any good (quick) lunch ideas that I could add to our menu?
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