Tuesday, August 18, 2009

back to school

I can’t believe summer break is over and the boys head back to school tomorrow. The noisy boys are looking forward to second grade, and the toddler can hardly wait to start preschool. (I guess we can call him “the preschooler” now!)

We’re all ready. I love the early-to-bed, early-to rise routine of the school year. (Or, at least, I love the memory of it. Ask me in two weeks how I feel.) The lists by the door. The new pencils and notebooks and markers. Our daily walk back and forth with the other kids in the neighborhood. New teachers to get to know. Old relationships to build on.

And, of course, the lunches. We don’t have hot lunch at our school, so we pack lunches every day. My goal this year is to get the noisy boys more involved with the packing and decision making. If you’re looking for creative and healthy lunch ideas, check out the Kitchen Stweardship blog. She’s compiled a great list of fun and nutritious on-the-go food.


Mommy Cracked said...

God bless you. I think if I had to pack lunches EVERYday I would lose it! LOL! We're glad to be getting back into our routine again, too.

Hope they all have a great first day!

Keri Wyatt Kent said...

Starting in about 5th grade I taught my kids how to pack their own lunches. I can't tell you how much that streamlines the morning. My 15 yr. old has to be out the door before 7 so she makes hers the nite before. I'm looking forward to the fall routine, too--altho I will miss sleeping in.