I hear you. It’s been a while.
Lunch, however, always marches on.
And today is my not-so-little-anymore guy’s last day of fifth grade. And those brave readers who have muscled through these many years with me know that can mean only one thing…
Parker and I have a long tradition for the last day of school. The day before, I take him into town and head to any shops he wants. He is allowed to pick anything for his lunch for next day.
And he always loads up on broccoli. I couldn’t be prouder.
Or more obviously full of crap.
His usual grabs are candy and pastries and soda. After all, anything goes.
So yesterday after school we headed to the natural foods store, where he picked out chocolate milk. The soda he’d been planning on wasn’t there, but he seemed pretty content with the alternative.
Then we went to the candy shop. He went on a candy bin binge, loading up little bags with this and that. The candy berries and Lego pieces are always part of the mix.
Then on to his favorite bakery. He’d already special ordered his must-have raspberry brownie, but impulsively added a lemon square to the mix, too.
And there’s your last day of school.
Fear not. We’ll be back. We’re regrouping a little. Might lay a little low for the summer. Because at the moment I feel a bit like Parker’s lunch box looks! Into the trash (for it, not me!).
And if you need a little inspiration to get you through the summer, feel free to visit Trashy Cocktails. It’s not much. And I do it just for fun (my name isn’t even on it). But it’s a small collection of cocktails I’ve been keeping mostly for myself for the past few years. I know I’ve certainly made good use of the recipes…!