Friday, August 03, 2007

The Best News I've Had in A Long Time


Packing lunches is the bane of my existence. Trying to come up with new, innovative, healthful foods to put in my kids' lunch boxes only to find after school said foods still present, but now squished up and warm in their lunch boxes drives me nuts. I hate it. I was especially dreading it here as I have seen very few juice boxes, no peanut butter, and the only box of granola bars I can find cost close to 7 dollars.

The school here has an awesome cafeteria where they serve a buffet style lunch everyday (Guapo and I got to eat lunch there last week). They even get a popsicle after lunch if they have eaten well. How cool is that?
And the best part?
For Juan Carlos in Pre-K and Julio in first grade it is REQUIRED (read: NO GUILT!!! I couldn't even send a lunch if I wanted to!) that they eat the school lunch. Margarita is more than happy eating in the cafeteria.
No more packing lunches for me!!!
Things are really looking up. :)

10 comments:

No Cool Story said...

Woo hoo for required guilt-less lunches.
What kind of food do they serve?
No peanut butter? I guess just not popular in Brazil?

Janice said...

Toothsome #1 loved school lunch but about 3 times a month he wouldn't take it. One morning, we were running late and when I told him what hot lunch was he told me he didn't want it. In desperation I said, "I'll pay you five dollars if you just take hot lunch today." Five dollars!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Oh, I'm glad. Just a simple thing like making lunches becoming so complicated... glad you're off the hook. :)

utmommy said...

Yeah!

I used to think I was a bad mom if I didn't make the kids their lunch every day. Come to find out, they'd much rather have school lunch.

itybtyfrog said...

I am already dreading school lunches and my 1st grader hasn't even started school yet! Loving the idea of required lunch with popscicles....can mom's come too?

txmommy said...

whoo hoo!
I hate packing lunches too.

Nettie said...

Jealous! Making lunches every morning is the bane of my existance.

Maine Mom said...

Lucky!!

di said...

my oldest starts all day kindergarten this year. the thought of packing lunches has been a huge stress for me! he has NEVER tasted a pb&j sandwich and refuses to! i am not looking forward to this! can i trade you places?

K-squared's Mom said...

Yey! So happy for you and yet envious at the same time! But that is simply marvelous. Imagine the repercussions....later wake-up time, no lunch boxes to clean, grocery shopping will be easier! Must be an awesome school!