Forever looking for lunchbox content, I have been known to browse Bulk Barn hoping for inspiration for what seems like hours. No nuts, no sesame, no shellfish (though I have only considered sending lobster while listening to sea shanties on an over-tired weeknight.). Part of me thinks that there will be a flashing light over the ultimate snack in the barn-of-too-many-choices. Something that both kids will like and will bring them energy & brilliant thoughts during the day. A mom can dream. Yet this week I seem to have come quite close to that perfect pick.
There, in the third aislewithout a flashing light, was the bulk fortune cookie bin. Food and entertainment rolled into one. Scooping up a bag full to go with my beloved chocolate covered pretzels (not suitable for children, I say), I head home to pack something new in the lunch.
Lunch was a happy occasion for both. The results could not be more accurate for my two kids:
Laura's reads "You are strongly tuned in to those around you." Yep, that's my girl! Her Brownie leader commented on her amazing help the past few weeks with the younger, shy girls. She gladly leaps in to make things right for others. Those words would not ring true for Owen, but these do: "Others are deeply moved by your presence." OK, maybe that is going a wee bit too far, but when that puppy gets his passion going, look out! I am tremendously moved when he does something I never think he's capable of doing like riding his bike or coping through a difficult time.
Flashing light or not, that bin was a just what I needed that day. Stay tuned for some future post about me making the ultimate fortune cookie from scratch with witty fortunes inside. Um, well, that may take a while.