I’m pretty sure that I’ve posted about the kids’ lunch trays before, but it’s been a long time. It may have even been back in the dark ages, before I moved to Blogger. However, I’m sure I’ve never posted about them for Works for Me Wednesday.
Never heard me mention our lunch trays? Well, you know the little divided trays that you used to eat off of if you went to public school? We have those. Except they’re pretty colors. We got them at Target a few years ago. Because I’m weird like that. And, because I don’t want my kids missing any of those all-important rites of passage — like eating off of divided lunch trays — that happen in public school. Okay, that might not be it.
I could also have gotten them because the kids like to eat in rooms besides the kitchen for lunch and the trays make it easier for them to carry their food, drink, and silverware. Possibly. It’s probably the weird thing, though.
Whatever the reason, the trays are perfect for transporting food to rooms other than the kitchen and the fact that they have the little divided sections, coupled with the fact that I’m a little OCD, encourages me to try to have more balanced lunches. Because, you know, all the little divided parts should be filled up. So, where before a kid might have gotten a sandwich and some chips on a plate, now they might get a sandwich, some chips, some carrot sticks and some grapes. Or, you know, a sandwich, chips, dip and a Little Debbie. Or an entire sleeve of Club crackers. (She didn’t eat the entire sleeve, btw.)
Being honest is hard sometimes.
Whatever is on the trays, though, the kids love them. They love when all the little dividers have something in them. And, I love that each kid has certain color trays, so everybody knows whose is whose and I know who didn’t carry their dirty dishes back up to the kitchen…because we didn’t buy our little friend, Not Me his own color-coded tray.
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