Thursday, July 12, 2007

Lunch box lust

For the better part of four years I've said a silent prayer of thanks nearly every day that our daycare provides all lunches and snacks for the kids. So, except for those bottles of breastmilk -- pumped, bottled, frozen, thawed, packed in a cooler bag and rejected -- I've never had to pack a lunch. I've never had to try to figure out how hungry a toddler will be at noon and how to sate her. I've never had to figure out how to keep fresh food cool and safe without a fridge. I've never had to track ingredients for a third set of meals in a week.

And I thought that was great. Until now.

Look at this: tasty, adorable, self-contained!


This is a little too cutesy for me, and, really, how much time do these people have on their hands?

Can you believe people make a hobby out of this?

Can you believe I'm getting tempted myself? Thirteen months until kindergarten lunches...

3 comments:

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Oh no! You too! I'm seriously considering these bento lunches for when school starts again in September. I keep kicking myself! I shall get myself a straight jacket and ask to be committed!

Feeder of the hungry beans said...

It may take that. My husband -- my only faithful reader -- promised to confiscate any tools I might acquire for punching carrots into flowers or shaping eggs into cars.

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

My husband on the other hand thinks it's a great idea as I might then actually make him lunch too being a part of the whole bento thing. Doing it for love...