|Amelia ready for her first day at school 28 Jan 2010 and the welcome our teacher had on the blackboard.|
There is no better way to make you feel old or wonder where the years have gone than seeing your 'baby' in their school uniform and a way too big school bag on their back. I know it made me tear up last year!
Not only do you have to...
- make sure they have enough food for the day,
- it has to meet the schools food policy if it has one (you might want to check with the school office the week before school returns),
- not have nuts,
- be nutritious and be something you are reasonably confident will be eaten!
Lunch boxes and summer time, to me, don't mix. How do you
- keep yoghurt cool?
- Ham from going off?
- Cheese from going manky?
But there are a few other really important things about morning tea and lunch that are far more important than a lunch box coming home empty... you child has to be able to open, the containers that the food you have sent to school with them!
First day was a half day and we took AMelia to one of her favourite parks for a treat for a late lunch.
Pony tails were ripped out the second she got out of the classroom, the next days challenge was to keep them in till we had left school grounds!