Have your kids already returned to school? Mine go back next week. And they are way more excited about it than I am! But we’ll see how that plays out after having to wake up at 6:45 in the morning again.
I’m still working on lunchbox ideas, and I thought these kebobs were super cute. Because, you know, food on a stick! You can use any sandwich filling, fruit, and cookie cutter shape.
And naturally, I don’t think any lunch is complete without a love note!
When Paul and I first started dating, he came right out and declared how much he loved dill pickle…everything. And that he’s also not a card or flower giver. Ok, no biggie.
What I soon discovered is, he’s a post-it note guy.
He would leave little notes on the bathroom mirror, on my computer, on my backpack. 11 years later and he’s still doing it.
So much better than flowers, trust me!
I know how much a little note brightens my day and makes me feel loved, so when the kids were finally school age, I started putting them in their lunch boxes.
I recall thinking, if I can get through 25 days of remembering to move that damn Elf on the Shelf, I can surely do lunch box notes!
Well, an entire year of notes is much different, and the pressure is on once you start. So, now I print out ALL the notes before the new school year, and I am ready each morning.
This year, I made up some of my own! (I would say these are age appropriate for 8-10 year olds, but my son can read them fine at age 7. You know your kid best, obviously.)
You can download the full printable here.
And guess what I got the other day on my desk?
A post-it note from Haley. Completely unsolicited.
Keep it going, friends. Love notes are the.best.thing.ever.