Simon now stays at his preschool two hours longer than before, and is part of what they call “Lunch Bunch”. He absolutely loves having the extra time to play and learn, and having lunch with his friends.
As for me, I find it so strange to be packing a school lunch for my three-year-old. It feels like he is still a baby in many ways, and school lunches seem like a big kid thing. The difference in time is only two hours, and yet I found myself teary-eyed all over again the first day he stayed longer. He is growing up fast!
I am also trying to have a little fun packing his lunches, and have decided to share them here with you. These are the first three preschool lunches that I have made for Simon.
Sometimes he is so busy chatting at lunch that he doesn’t finish, in which case he will eat the rest for his snack when we get home. Right now my biggest challenge has been making sure that he gets protein. His school has a no meat policy, because it is located in a synagogue center, so I will be relying on other foods for his protein source, which is just as well since he isn’t a big meat-eater anyway. He loved his butterfly lunch today, and I am looking forward to finding more ways to get him excited about what I pack, and to make it enticing.