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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Toy Snake Charmer – Day 302 of 2012

This week my sister went to one of those amusement parks and won a stuffed toy snake. Daniel immediately claimed it as his new play buddy. I was amazed he wasn't scared of it. Instead he tried scaring me with it. LOL

Toy Snake Charmer

Toy Snake Charmer
Could Daniel be a snake charmer in training?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Afterschool Pizza – Day 299 of 2012

Today after the bus drops Daniel home from school, I decided we should take a walk to one of our favorite neighborhood pizza spots.

boy eating pizza

Daniel enjoying his pizza treat.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mickey Mouse Balloon – Day 291 of 2012

Recently I attended a Disney Limited Time Magic event, where they were giving out Mickey Mouse shaped balloons. Of course I had to get one to bring home for Daniel.

Disney Limited Time Magic balloon

Daniel was very happy to see a Mickey Mouse shaped balloon. He played with it until most of the air came out
Saturday, October 13, 2012

Barclays Center – Day 287 of 2012

In Brooklyn, the newly built Barclays Center is now open. On our way to storage we stopped by for a quick photo

Barclays Center

Daniel standing in front of Barclays Center
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Preschool Lunch Packing Lessons

Now that my son is in a new preschool, I've had to learn to do some new and different learning how to pack a lunch. I didn't need to learn before since my son's other daycare/preschool provided meals. Nice and simple. But not anymore. Now I had to learn how to pack a lunch each and every day.

daniel 365 packing preschool lunch

So what have I learned these pass few weeks of lunch packing? Quite a lot.

First thing I learned is you need a good container. A good container helps you organize and keep your child's lunch worthy of eating. In the beginning I experimented with different containers and quickly found out you need compartment to keep the grapes away from the jelly sandwich. Or else your child wont eat grapes with the bread crumbs on them. I'm not kidding. My son doesn't like food that has bits of other foods on them.

The second thing I learned is the container needs to be a good size to fit both the lunch and then IN the tiny book bag. Again I learned the hard way. I wont go into details but trust me, no child wants to carry around an extra bag cause his snack can't fit in his lunch container.

daniel 365 packing preschool lunch

The third thing I learned came as sort of a fluke. Usually I do all the prep and packing and then hand off to the bus lady during the morning pick up. Apparently my son wasn't please to be left out the process. I started noticing him coming into the kitchen while I was preparing and packing his lunch. At first I thought he wanted to make sure I added the snacks he likes instead of a yucky veggie. He's not fond of veggies right now. This was sort of true.

He did remind me which snacks to pack. Then he started telling me what type of sandwiches to make. Then he started wanting to help get items out the fridge. Pretty soon he was involved in the whole process from start to finish. At that point I learned my third lesson. Let the kid in on the fun. They want to be part of the process also. I'm sure when he take his lunch out at school, he's so excited because

  • That sandwich he's munching on? He helped make it!
  • Those snacks? He helped pick them out!
  • That container his lunch is in? He helped put the lunch in there!
Who knew that my learning how to pack my son's lunch could lead to such awesomeness?!

Do you pack your child school lunch? What lunch packing lesson have you learned?