This house has been so busy this summer. I’ve worked a majority of the summer which is unusual for me and the boys have been playing in the dirt, swimming in the pool and heading to the park whenever we get the chance. Because we have been so busy, it seems as if the summer has flown right past us. I for one am sad about it. I know they boys are a little sad to. So, here I am finding myself trying to gear up for all things back to school.
Let’s be honest here, I am no super mom. I am just like you (unless you are super mom). I start with the best intentions when it comes to school lunches. I really, really do. I want to be the mom that gives her child a fruit, vegetable, and protein at every lunch. I want to be the mom who carefully hand crafts lunches that makes her child open them up and smile from the inside out. I really do.
But guys, let’s just be real her for a second. Who has time?! Yes, the first few days will consist of smiley face bagels and sun shaped orange wheels, but by the second week… all bets are off. I will likely forget to make the lunch the night ahead and I might not get a vegetable in there (because he likely told me the day before that he wasn’t going to eat that anymore). Ok, let’s go with what works!
So, my latest shopping trip consisted of finding a few items that I absolutely know he will eat and that will not take me 475 years to create in the morning or the night before (if I’m feeling super prepared). I also am not rolling in money so we needed frugal options.
Two items I picked up were the always trusty Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish Crackers (because my kids will eat them gladly) and I’m prepping with the Wet Ones® Singles. They are great for popping into the lunch box. Last year Graham would always remind me to PLEASE put a napkin in. I always forgot. Then, his teacher assistant would mention on occasion how she always offered him a napkin (like every day). Well, this year he will be prepared. He can even get the gooey cheese of the school pizza off.
Don’t worry, I picked up more. There will definitely be bagels, grapes and carrots because those are easy and will be eaten. Guess what else? There will likely be a smiley face on the bagel for at least the first week. Oh yeah, definitely the first week.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® + Pepperidge Farm® . The opinions and text are all mine.