This was a fun prompt from Angie Lucas - to scrapbook about school lunches. While I didn't spend 45 minutes recounting my own memories, I did take 10 mintues to put together this simple page about school lunch right now:
Journaling: "I was never a fan of the hot lunch. Mac loves any kind of lunch. Allison is picky like me. While I still feel like we have not really perfected the lunch - we pack them for you both everyday. Love Mom 9/2012".
Ok, so Ten Quick School Lunch Memories of Mine:
1. I used to bring lunch in a Hobby Hobby metal lunchbox that included a thermos which I think was filled with orange juice as I was never a fan of milk.
2. In the second grade, I lied to my classmates and told them "next year my mom is going to become a lunch lady and make pizza everyday" - I thought that maybe this would earn me some popularity points but quickly realized I had stepped in it. Lesson learned: It is much easier to be a less popular truth teller.
3. Our elementary school lunch room was also the gym where I learned to square dance and do the hustle, yes, the hustle was part of the P.E. program in the 1970s!
4. I remember thinking that Trina Jones' mom packed a much more exciting lunch than mine ever did.
5. If I did happen to have to get hot lunch, it was 35 cents. And usually was something like American Chop Suey - which looked like puke on a plate. Sorry, but it really did.
6. I think my Mom packed Hostess Ding Dongs and sometimes her own homemade chocolate chip cookies.
7. The apple almost always squished my peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
8. The lunch tables were the folding down kind that had the seats attached and the seats were circles so there was a particular number of kids to each table. Where you sat was important.
9. I remember there was something about subsidized lunches for the "poor kids" and I always thought that the school should have made it less obvious so that those kids weren't so easily identifiable.
10. I was thrilled with the "a la carte" line when I got to high school, although it probably didn't help my addiction to carbs - back then I had a super awesome metabolism and could eat ice cream for lunch. Today? Not so much - I have to watch everything and the slightest cheat shows up on the scales.
Ok one more:
11. I also sometimes bring a bagged lunch to work - it is usually two apples, a greek yogurt, a granola bar, and a bottle of water.