I’m tired and I hate shopping so I’m online looking for solutions to the dreaded lunchbox. I love paper napkins because I can write notes to my kids:
I love you
Remember to be a good friend today
Did you tell your teacher that you like it when….?
But paper napkins are horrid for the environment. I won’t insult your intelligence by telling you all the reasons why. I tried sending my kids to school with cloth napkins and it was great for my daughter, my son, however lost them all. I’m fairly certain he never wiped his fingers on them anyhow.
Back in April Jennifer Lance wrote about Fabkins, napkins with your kids in mind. My son assures me he’d never lose one of the ball napkins. Okay, I’m game.
What about the rest of lunch? Bento box anyone? For the bigger kids (teens) I might be temped to splurge on a Neiman’s Bento Box. *swoon* Too bad I married for love and not money….
The best guide to a green lunch (no I don’t mean Green Eggs and Ham) is at Waste Free Lunch. Kelli Best-Oliver highlights some of their best ideas in her post last year.
Truthfully it’s all in vain if the kids aren’t on board. That’s why I’m going to take a cue from my mother and decorate the heck out of some napkins for the kids. Maybe if they say Jane and Alexander on them they won’t get lost? Surely they’d be found.