This is the year, you guys.
This is the year I start letting go of lunch control and giving my kids more food autonomy.
But it’ll be like when I want them to try something new and give them a bunch of choices that I already approve, so I’m still happy with the outcome. (The control freak in me will never truly die.)
Our summer chore chart worked pretty well, so I’m going to print and laminate this make-your-own-lunch checklist, assign each kid a dry-erase marker and provide the weekly prep — like slicing bell peppers and cooking chicken breasts — to make lunch assembly easier for my six and nine year olds:
We use PlanetBox lunch boxes, which I do think will help — because they’ll see that they have to “fill up” all of the compartments.
Each kiddo will have their own checklist, and Big B and I will oversee everything and continue to encourage them to make healthiest choices possible. But I feel like this is a step in the right direction.
Next up: do your own laundry! (A girl can dream, right?)