Every night, after I put my son to bed, I come down the stairs and try to tidy up a bit. I load and start the dishwasher, I put away some of my son’s toys, organize his clothes and bag for school the next day, and program my coffee pot to brew my coffee for me when I come downstairs in the morning. Then, the last DREADED chore awaits me…
Packing a lunch. I HATE packing my lunch for school the next day. Sometimes I put it off till the morning, and then I am really crabby because there is not time in the morning to do this job. Why is this such a dreaded task?! I don’t know. But it is. Every. single. time.
I don’t like packing dinner leftovers beacuase I would rather save those for dinner leftovers the next night. Those dreaded freezer meals at the grocery store just take too long in the microwave when we only have about 30 minutes to eat. Let me rephrase that, by the time we drop our kids off at the lunchroom, check out mailbox, and stop in the bathroom, really more like 20 minutes.
So, last night when I was doing my nighttime routine, a wonderful thing happened. As I got to the last task on my to do list, I remembered that we had a luncheon the next day! YES!! Our lunch crew is awesome at celebrating birthdays. When someone’s birthday rolls around we ask them what they would like for their birthday lunch. They can either pick a theme like appetizers, salads, a taco bar, etc. Sometimes we order in, too. We have even been so desperate for a luncheon we have said just do a pot luck and bring anything from your fridge or freezer. Those can be hilarious.
Today we ordered in…our lively lunch group usually is swapping funny stories and cracking each other up but today it was almost silent as we enjoyed our delicious lunch—that we did not have to pack!
Now, only if I had saved half for tomorrow…because tonight I will have to make a lunch for Friday. 🙂 Oh well, hopefully we celebrate someone’s birthday next week!