On Packing a Lunch


This week I decided I was going to pack my own lunch for work. It's been a stiff competitor in the game I play with myself every morning called  "Five More Minutes of Sleep vs.  ______" ( Washing My Hair / Eating Breakfast / Picking Out Matching Shoes / Ect. ). It's been a test of will. It's made me nostalgic for the good old days.

My Mom hooked-it-up when it came to packing my lunch. I'm talking about four courses : a juice bag, sandwich, chips, and gushers. Five days a week. If I decided I didn't like something all it took was one word and I never saw it in my lunch again.
I don't like Pacific Cooler Capri Sun. It makes my throat itch.
I don't want apples, they turn brown and that is gr-ossss.
Cut the damn crusts off my sandwich Mom! (okay - I didn't say the word damn back then. That was artistic license to show that I was Varooka Salt status in the lunch department.)

I guess having your lunch packed for you is one of those things you don't appreciate till it's gone.
Like nap time. And, getting pushed around in a stroller when you get tired of walking after 3 blocks.

So this is my message to you - toddlers and school age children.
You don't know it yet, but you've got it made.

[ (1) on ektar 100iso film, with pentax k1000]


  1. Ha. I love that I'm not the only one that had that issue with Pacific Cooler Capri Sun and that I'm not the only that struggles in the morning.

  2. Sing it, girl.

    I'd kill for a stroller.

  3. I too had the same issue with the Pacific Cooler Capri Sun. I just got in an argument with someone who claimed it was "the best flavor, hands down." That's like saying your all-time favorite musician is Afro Man. It simply isn't possible.

  4. cannot even BEGIN to tell you how much i am loving the varooka salt reference. nicely done.

  5. Bethany and Caitie : I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has an averse reaction to Pacific Cooler. We should start a support group.


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