Thanks to the stellar math-a-thon fundraising efforts of my firstborn’s class, they get a pizza and ice cream party tomorrow on the last day of school, which means today’s lunch was the last I had to pack for the school year. That’s a big deal for me. To celebrate, I went with one of my daughter’s favorite sandwiches from our family’s first-grade menu: salami (nitrate free—or is it nitrite free?) and basil. She’s told me repeatedly throughout the year how much she loves this sandwich.
This morning, she whined about having to eat it, complained about the basil, and tried to pick it apart before I put it into her lunchbox.
My wife also pointed out that lunch responsibilities are now falling more firmly on her shoulders for the summer.
I, however, am choosing to remain in my good mood.
(If you’re wondering—and why wouldn’t you be?—my firstborn got 98 out of 100 math problems completed in five minutes correct. I don’t usually brag on this blog, but like I said, I’m in a good mood.)
What are you having for lunch today?