All I know is Summer Break just started, and now it’s over. And a lot of shit happened in between.
Garrett became even more confident, more independent, and more sassy than I thought he ever could (before turning seven).
I had six days to myself when G went to Oregon to stay with Grandma Farm.
I got about 1/4 of the things done that I wanted to get done in the six days I had to myself.
Russ and I drove to Oregon to spend some time with the fam, and grab our boy. The drive up was amazing and reaffirmed everything I already knew about my marriage: It’s awesome. I’m lucky. My husband is the coolest dude ever. We kick ass on a road trip.
Oregon was lovely as always.
Russ, G and I drove to San Francisco to spend four nights in the city by the bay, where I had never been. I managed to bust my foot so bad that after the first day I needed crutches to walk, and my boys spent the last day without me. They went to Fisherman’s Wharf and a freaking Giants/Dodgers game. I lay in the hotel room, my foot up on pillows, eating car snacks for dinner. We were out $100 for my seat at the game.
G decided to spend the last week of his break at gymnastics camp, improving his grip strength, flip ability, and foam pit technique. I caught up on doctor’s appointments and paperwork, then I started to freak out about school starting and how unprepared I feel (again), and how much I feel like I have to do before we’re back on the hamster wheel and I officially become the PTA Treasurer. (Really, really bad idea.)
Last school year, G complained that I was making too many sandwiches. All of the sudden he was sick of them. That came crashing back to me a few nights ago, so I made a list of 10 lunches I can make for him, only two of which involve “sandwiches”. I’m hoping it will help me be more organized and less “WHAT AM I MAKING MY KID FOR LUNCH?” And I’m counting on it making him happier at lunch time.
I posted the fact that I was making menus on Facebook and Twitter and everyone laughed at me. A few people private messaged me asking for my menus. So, I’m going to post them here for those people. And… When I say “a few”, I mean “two”.
This will give you all a chance to laugh at me openly by leaving a comment here, or to secretly print these menus to accomplish the same thing I hope to accomplish this year. The choice is yours! Either way, we all know I’m a nut bag.
Hope your summer has been wonderful. Mine truly was. I’m sad it’s over, but looking forward to the adventure of First Grade. And I’m GOING to blog this school year. Because if I can make a 10 day rotating lunch menu… I can write a few sentences each day. Right?? RIGHT????
PITA PIZZA, carrots, individual hummus cup, pretzels, grapes
HOT DOGS, string cheese, baked snap peas, dried fruit, trail mix
CHICKEN SALAD, wheat thins, cucumber, banana muffin, raisins
PB&J SUSHI, celery & ranch, cheddar cheese, apple sauce, graham crackers
SALAMI & CHEESE, ritz crackers, carrots, popcorn, cantaloupe
WONTONS, crispy rice roll, cucumber & ranch, banana muffin, grapes
MAC & CHEESE, celery & cream cheese, dried fruit, baked snap peas, animal cookies
CHICKEN NUGGETS, carrots, hummus, goldfish, cantaloupe
TURKEY SANDWICH, pretzels, apple sauce, muffin, celery & ranch
BAGEL W/ CREAM CHEESE, CINNAMON & HONEY, raisins, cucumber, trail mix, animal cookies