They were so excited.
Meg is really easy to make a packed lunch for.
She's really unfussed about what is in her lunch as long as there's enough.
Amy on the otherhand...
She has been talking about her bento for a week and even drew me some diagrams (carefully labelled) to be sure I wouldn't make any mistakes... seriously.
I am against frozen processed food and avoid buying it but Amy was getting more and more worried about her excursion lunch so I buckled. Happy kid over principles, I don't know feels like a slippery slope to me....
So- Amy's lunch:
Spinach omelette, chikuwa fish roll, fish fillet, edamame, stirfried tofu, crumbed prawn and corn cream sauce croquette. And absolutely artisan wiener sea creatures.
I did not make them.
Amy went to play at a friend's house and the grandma there made them for their lunch. Amy apparently not only raved about how great they were but continued on to bemoan that mummy's attempts and subsequent creation of wiener unidentified deep sea monsters was profoundly disappointing.
She came home tired, happy and carrying a bag of pre-cut sea creature wieners.
Lunchbox charity case, that's me!
They also had rice balls and a dessert box with dried persimmons and sultanas.
Packed their bags and off they set:
I may have bought Amy a ridiculously large PE kit... guilty. And to compound the problem she's not growing as fast as I had guessed so 'she'll grow into it' may take some time...
And the socks? Other mums bemoan the fact their kids only wear the entrance ceremony getup once. Not Amy. She has worn the knee high frilly lacy white socks to school on a regular basis. Why not, huh?
Poor kids though. All that preparation and the only thing missing was good weather.
Never mind, they had their lunch picnic style on the floor of the classroom and there is a back up excursion day next week so fingers crossed for next time, huh?