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Contest is now over. Congratulations to Shelley Mitchel entry #334 who was chosen by random.org. I have the best memories of bringing my lunch to school because my mom would go out of her way to put special touches inside. Whether it was a sweet note on my napkin or my favorite treat tucked inside, I will always have fond memories of sitting down to eat my lunch at school.
Now that my boys are in school I try to make their lunches special too. We make a special trip to the grocery store each week to pick out their favorite healthy treats to put inside their lunch boxes. There is nothing like being excited to pop open those lunch boxes when the bell rings. Both of my boys love to draw and create artwork so I will sometimes draw silly pictures to tuck inside their lunches so they can laugh at what a horrible artist Mom is! On special occasions, I LOVE popping in during lunch to eat with the boys and their friends. They know when I come eat lunch with them that I usually bring some homemade cookies with me to share 🙂 I hope that these little things will create memories for my boys just like my mom did for me 🙂
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My mum used to leave cute little notes in with my lunch 🙂
My mom made us personal pizzas and let us choose our own toppings!
My mom always made a special plate for me because of my allergies. She worked hard to make sure I felt special and not weird because I couldn’t eat what other kids ate.
My mom would put stickers in our lunchbox.
We like to picnic at local parks! Thanks! email@example.com
I like to give my children choices. They pick the foods they like and then get to help me make lunch and/or set the table!
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Sneak in a home baked treat.
I try to always have on hand exactly what my daughter wants for her lunches – whether it’s lunchmeat, tuna, pb&j, or maybe just lunch money! Within reason, I never want her to think she has to settle for “whatever’s available” instead of what she really wants.
My mom always made me what I wanted for lunch, instead of just throwing something together at the last minute.
Mom would cut up my apple in slices. She did it to be nice, but I didn’t like how they turned brown.
I make him peanut butter and marshmellow sandwiches&make shapes out of them&skin apples!
I try to find a treat that they will really like.
I pack little notes and/or goodies. They really like when I draw faces on the bananas.
We always throw in a little surprise in their lunch box whether its a different type cookie or just a note.
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My mom always made sure I got a Bologna sandwich for lunch because that’s what I loved
When they were little, I used to put notes in their lunchbox. Now they are thrilled that I DON”T – LOL
I always cut sandwiches into butterfly shapes. My kids have always loved that.
I sneak treats into their lunches. Like chocolate hearts or gummy kisses. They love the forbidden treats that end up in their lunches.
I leave my daughter a note and a special treat in her lunchbox, my Mom did the same when I was going to school.
I remember my mom cutting our sandwiches into fun shapes with cookie cutters. She often left notes in our lunches too, usually written on a napkin. Some days, she would include a special treat as well, like a sticker or a piece of our favorite candy.
My mom always wrote me a note in the morning before school, as I ate hot lunch