Friday, September 28, 2012

pathetic pizza lunch: just keeping it real!

Over the years I've received a lot of blog comments along the line of:

"I don't know how you do it!", "Your kids are so lucky to get such great lunches every day!", "I wish I had your creativity!"

I always chuckle when I read these. 
Because the truth is this... 

I don't always do it. Sometimes Ethan packs his own lunch. And sometimes he and Paige buy the school lunch. (By the time this post pops up I will be out of state and in my absence Ethan is packing lunches for himself and Paige!)

My kids do not get great lunches every day. Many days their lunches are totally ho-hum, plain, no frills, no cute, nothing special at all. I just don't usually take pictures of those lunches. No pictures = no blog post. Those boring lunches definitely happen, they just don't often get documented. 

There are so many days I am not feeling creative at all! I don't make lunches the night before and I am not a morning person. It's all I can do some days to not cry when I walk into the kitchen to make breakfast and lunches in the morning. I am so not a supermom! 

So in the spirit of just keeping it real, here's one of Paige's totally pathetic lunches this week:

pathetic pizza lunch in EasyLunchboxes

Packed in an EasyLunchboxes container:
- leftover pizza
- pretzels
- cucumber chunks

That didn't look like enough food, so I also included a container of strawberry yogurt. 
I barely remembered to include a spoon.
Oh yeah, baby!

Supplies used to pack this lunch:

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hollymade said... [Reply to comment]

Phew, good to know I'm not the only one who sometimes wings it!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

ha! That looks like my daughters lunch today.

BTW Love your fab lunches.

Wendy said... [Reply to comment]

Yes! You're speaking my language.

my2preciousboys said... [Reply to comment]

I just made a gluten free pizza for my son but I don't know if it's pathetic lol. can you guys check it out and tell me at be honest. cause I am trying to get into the whole bento era.

Therese Given said... [Reply to comment]

I love keeping things real! You just moved up on the awesome-ness scale! And finally a lunch I'm pretty sure I could do myself :)

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

HA! Yes, yes, yes. I get the same comments and I always wanna tell people the exact same things!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Love that you're keeping it real! :) I sometimes really wonder how much food is wasted in the quest for awesome bento styling, so it's refreshing to see real lunches that are quick, frugal, and not overly cute.

Daylynne said... [Reply to comment]

Pathetic or not, my son would live it!! It also doesn't make your awesome lunches any less awesome.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

You are now my favorite bento blogger ... Keepin it real has never been wrong

Meredith said... [Reply to comment]

I can totally relate to this post;)

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