This morning I urged Tank to add more things to his sack lunch that he packs for school. I guess if I'm being honest, I pack most of his lunch while he stands around acting bewildered with no concept of time. My goal is not to enable him but to get him out the door on time. I'm rarely successful at either.
Usually when he should be selecting food and making a sandwich, he is searching for socks. Well, it isn't until Ed is begging him to get in the car so they aren't tardy AGAIN that Tank realizes he has no socks. His would-be-productive time is spent messing around with the tots I sit for or quoting lines from a favorite Office episode or an Austin Powers movie. He is a barrel of laughs, but tough to live with.
I think I have written about my numerous visits to the grocery store each week. Apparently my brain is wired to think that the grocery is the 'it' place. I can't seem to get enough. So, this morning when I started calling out various pack-able lunch suggestions to my helpless freshman, Tank shot back: 'I mean I didn't know there was a famine.' Funny, but impossible.
Am I alone here? Do your kids struggle to bring a lunch to school?