Apparently the other mothers were putting little "love notes" in the lunch boxes, boosting their kids self esteem with simple phrases like "Have a GREAT day, sweetie. Mommy loves you", and "See you later lovebug. xxx". How the heck was I to know? I was raised with English "school dinners"; the whole event was more like a prolonged torture session.
And last week I came across the perfect thing for would-be loving parents who just don't have the time for it all.
Lunch Mail. Here look -
So you pop one of these cards into the lunch bag. They're about 1.5 times 1 inch big.
On the back, they look like tiny postcards, so you can write your own personal self-esteem-boosting message.
And then - the front opens out for yet more inspirational verbiage:
("Isn't it great how everyone in the world smiles in the same language").
My neighbour was throwing these out so I grabbed them. The Queenager is going to get one in every package I send to her at college. Whether she wants one or not!