I don't know about you, but I am really missing Scribbit's Winter Bazaar. Not missing winter so much, just the Bazaar part. It was such a great source of fun ideas and recipes, but it also helped me to remember to share those cool ideas I come across on my blog. So for the next little while, (or at least when I remember), I'm going to try and share a tidbit of fun...a craft idea, a time-saving tip, or a random recipe once a week. No real structure and I'm not brave enough to host anything, but it's just a way to help me remember to pass the love along.
So for today, my fun idea comes from Ginger, a friend in my ward. Her husband travels for his job and for much of the past year, she has been a single mom of 5 kids. Seriously. I was over at her house this week and she shared a most excellent idea with me. Now, it probably won't apply to all of you, but it certainly is helping me and our little family.
My Sam flat out refuses to eat hot lunch. Refuses. So Tony or I end up getting all the stuff for his lunch out the night before and putting together a fun little lunch for him. Ginger does the same thing and although she only has 2 kids in school, she makes a sack lunch for ALL OF HER KIDS. I mean, you have all the stuff out anyway. It is no harder to pull a couple more lunches together. So the next day at lunch, she just pulls the lunches out for her kids that are still at home and she's set. I love this idea because you have a chance to better plan lunch without a hungry kid breathing down your neck, the kids don't have to all eat at the exact same time, AND Anna thinks it's pretty cool to eat out of a lunch sack...even things she would normally complain about. Good idea? Thanks, Ginger!