On Packing a Lunch

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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.

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5 comments:

  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.

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  2. Sing it, girl.

    I'd kill for a stroller.

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  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.

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

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  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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