The lunchboxes have greatly improved since last year. I posted before about wanting to have reusable fabric pouches for the girls sandwiches and snacks. Since my sewing machine is sitting a bit dusty (just not enough time) I found some lovely ones on Etsy and had some other Mama make them. Handmade is always a good thing to me.
So they are working really well. The girls (and myself) are using them everyday. What is more important is that 1. They are coming home everyday and 2. They have been really easy to clean up.
We’ve also switched to real spoons or forks going to school and they are ALSO being returned. The only thing we have left is to switch from water bottles to thermoses. My girls are water fiends! So for now the bottles are coming home and being recycled as well. Still using throwaway napkins, but I’m thinking this is a pretty big step.
Sometimes it is so easy to focus on what you have not or are not doing and it’s easy to lose sight of the steps you have made and the good things that you are doing. This was a fun and easy step and I think we’ve already surpassed what we would have paid for sandwich bags five days a week for three girls. If you are interested my favorites were from Cotton Top Quilts.
P. S. We’re also using them to store rubber bands and other hair accessories. Pretty and widely functional.