Friday, August 31, 2012
My kids seem to lose or forget their lunchboxes very frequently. My son lost his yesterday, and I found out why this happens so often. All the kids in class who brought their lunch have to put their lunches in a big bin. This bin is then moved out into the hall where it stays until lunchtime. The kids go to the bin and get their lunch, and they put it back after lunch. Then they go back and get it when it is time to go home. Some other kid must have gotten my son's lunchbox by mistake, realized it wasn't his, and then stashed it in the bathroom. My son found his lunchbox in the bathroom today. Why does the school do this? Wouldn't it be so much simpler to just have the kids keep their lunches with their backpacks? I was so frustrated as I spent a good bit of money on their lunch stuff this year. I'm glad he got it back. I had to pack his lunch in the small lunch bag he used last year.
Anyway, today's lunch was turkey and cheese sandwiches on whole wheat, carrots and cherry tomatoes with ranch dip, and raisins. I gave him popcorn for a snack.
On a totally different topic, we ate dinner at Olive Garden tonight, and I could only eat about 1/4 of my meal (which was close to 300 calories!) after eating a salad. Several years ago that would have been normal for me, so I'm quite pleased about that. When I gained all my weight I probably would have easily eaten over half of the meal along with a bread stick or two. This definitely proves to me that my body has adjusted to my healthy habits.