The Inconsistent Week or Two in Bentos: February 7-18, 2011

by Wendy Copley on February 18, 2011


These have been a couple of crazy weeks in Wendolonia-land. We moved last weekend and total and complete chaos has ruled my life for most of the last two weeks. Normally, I feel like I have my act together — at least as far as the day to day routines of our household go — but as you can imagine, when you’re moving all hell breaks loose! I have managed to pack the kids some lunches but I’ve been spotty about it. There have been lots of school lunches for the six-year-old. Honestly, I think I’ve done a better job packing lunches than should be expected — especially since 2/3 of my kitchen is still in boxes!


First Grader Bento #417: February 7, 2011

Last Monday my 1st grader’s lunch was decent, if a bit skimpy. He had garlic toast stars, a few skewers of grilled chicken, snap peas and blueberries.


Toddler Bento #89: February 8, 2011

On Tuesday, Augie’s lunch was leftover meat spaghetti, corn and green grapes.

First Grader Bento #418: February 8, 2011

Wyatt also had leftover spaghetti (in the thermos) along with canned pineapple, grapes and garlic bread that I made from a whole wheat hamburger bun and then chopped up into wedges.


Toddler Bento #90: February 9, 2011

My two-year-old’s lunch on Wednesday was chopped grilled chicken, soycatash (his daycare provider heats food for him so I can put it in frozen), rice and blueberries.

This was the day Wyatt started eating school lunch every day.

Then we moved on Sunday.


Toddler Bento #91: February 15, 2011

I have to pack a lunch for Augie on his daycare days no matter what so¬† despite being totally unprepared for making a bento, I managed to pull this one out of my…er…the air. It was no easy feat, I can assure you.

This lunch had teeny tiny peanut butter sandwiches cut into the shape of a house because we had just moved into a new house. I know it was over the top, but our knives are still packed in a box and the cookie cutter was actually unpacked, so I went to the crazy-bento-lady place. It also had grapes, chopped tomatoes, and a turkey hot dog that I cut up with a plastic knife.

This lunch is also noteworthy because this is probably the worst lunch photo I’ve ever posted publicly. I took it with my phone in a dark kitchen on a rainy day on a dish towel that was only semi-clean. Appetizing.


First Grader Bento #419: February 16, 2011

By Wednesday, I’d managed to dig my camera out of a box and I’d made a quick run to the grocery store for a few provisions, so I was up for packing a lunch for Wyatt again. He had a mini bagel with a small pot of strawberry cream cheese, grapes, Cheerios, baked tofu and a few snap peas.

Toddler Bento #92: February 16, 2011

Augie’s lunch had more tiny little peanut butter sandwiches, peas, chopped baked tofu and grapes.


First Grader Bento #420: February 17, 2011

Wyatt’s lunch on Thursday got the new house treatment too. I packed deli turkey slices (rolled up), monterey jack cheese houses, canned pineapple, grapes and another bagel with strawberry cream cheese.

I just finished cleaning the old house and clearing the last of our junk out late last night. I was totally zonked this morning so I told Wyatt to buy lunch again today.

Now it’s time to concentrate on getting our new house unpacked and set up!

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