Lunch Notes ….

NOTEWORTHY WEDNESDAY!

Lunch Notes…Just some random thoughts…

With my morning coffee I read this article on lunch notes…

Yet another thing to make moms feel guilty.

If they are not putting notes in their kids’ lunches…their kids may feel left out.  Oh no!

Worse yet… they may feel that their moms don’t care enough about them to buy a pre-written note to stick in their bento box.

I have to admit…

for fun, I used to cut my kids’ sandwiches into heart shapes…I had some free time and thought it would be cute.

I was operating out of  guilt because…OMG… I worked, teaching nursing and had to leave very early in the morning…before my girls were even out of bed.

There were no cell phones to text …so… I had to use hearts and notes left with their breakfasts as a way to make them forgive me for not being present during every their every waking moment.

What was their reaction to this???

Not  exactly what I thought it would be.

“Lame”…I think was the word  they often used in the 80’s to describe some of my thoughtful moments.

What has changed since then…to make notes cool and competitive?

I am not sure…but what I want to know…is..

Are you sending notes to school in your child’s lunch?

and if you are …why?

and honestly…what are your children’s reactions???

The lunch-box note used to be an occasional smiley face on scratch paper. Now it’s an elaborate fixture of the school cafeteria. Some kids complain when they don’t get a lunch note. Or they may compare lunch notes with friends. Parents hear about it when their efforts fall short.

via Lunch Notes Get Crafty, as Parents Design—Or Buy—Motivational Messages – WSJ.com.

One thought on “Lunch Notes ….

  1. I think you hit the nail on the head when you asked “why am I doing this.” If we are “competing” with other parents or a child’s adoration, I would chime in that that is the wrong reason. I like notes, not as a regularity but when a genuine emotion pops up and is acted upon. Of course, parents could argue that that happens all the time!

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