Over the past week we have finally started to settle into a working lunchtime routine - it only took half the school year! Two key things happened to prompt a better lunch schedule.
First, we found a new favorite kid's lunch while at the grocery store a couple weeks ago. The Tumbleweed always likes stopping at the Sample Stations, so on this day we stopped at the counter and they were serving samples of deli ham but instead of using a toothpick they were pierced with a pretzel stick. The kids would have had the whole tray! We brought that home and added some fruit and we have two happy kids at lunch.
The second thing was the premiere of the new kids TV show, Team UmiZoomi. It works out great that it is on at 11:30, so they can eat lunch while they watch and when it is over we have enough time to clean up and get to school on time. Both kids love this show, which focuses on problem solving and early math skills, making their new favorite phrases, "Milli Measure!" and "Pattern Power!"
And with a good lunch routine for the kids, I have time to eat a better lunch myself. Win-win!
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