Tara at 4th Grade Folics is having a fun lunchbox linky party.
Here's my lunchbox. I recently upgraded from a brown paper Starbucks bag. I picked up this cute little bag from our school fundraiser via Mixed Bag.
My lunch generally consists of some type of leftover, fruit, and a protein bar that I usually eat for breakfast or after school. Today's leftover was jambalaya. I often carry that fruit back and forth for a few days before I eat it. It's not that I don't like fruit, but my first impulse is to reach for something not so...healthy.
My lunch is from 11:45-12:25. It is a duty free lunch, thank goodness. I always eat in the staff room. I have plenty to do in my classroom, but I find that I really need that few minutes of down time each day. When we are feeling really crazy, we go out for lunch at Taco Bell. This is generally only 3-5 times a year! We also have a few staff development days sprinkled throughout the year where we get an entire hour for lunch. Woohoo!
My husband, who I've been married to for 12 years, recently emailed me on a Friday and asked if I wanted to meet him for lunch. He has never, in 12 years, met me for lunch on a school day. It went something like this:
Husband: Do you want to meet for lunch?
Me: Sure, you do realize I only have 40 minutes for lunch?
Husband: Really? Aren't you guys always going out to lunch?
Me: Sometimes we go to Taco Bell, that's all we have time for.
Husband: Hmmm... (hates fast food)
How is it possible that he has been married to me my entire teaching career and has no idea that I do not have time to go out to lunch with him? I guess I need to complain about my short lunch break a little more. He ended up bringing me lunch and we ate in my classroom. It was a nice and unexpected treat. I doubt he'll be asking me to have lunch with him again anytime soon!