My G Man

My G Man

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Haunted House with Moon

Man I didn't think trying to keep lunches a tad bit more simple would be so hard.  I have so many great picks and extras for Halloween, its so hard not to use them.  UGH....

You can't even really tell what my lunch is today...

It's a haunted house, with bats and the man in the moon...

House and bats drawn (badly) on some bread, the moon is cheese (ha). The cookie is there, becuase frankly that is where it fit...  More moon cheeses, carrots and turkey rolled up (it would of been great with my spooky pick, oh well soon  I will try again).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hearbreak and still going

Yesterday we had a parent conference with G's teacher, and it came up again that he has been getting in trouble at lunch for "playing" with his food.  It was even suggested that I do something different and give him a regular sandwich.  Well I was devastated... this is what I do, this is what I love to do for him.  I know he likes it too, because after talking to him and telling him I had to stop, he was very sad. 

So, after a sleepless night, I decided not to stop.  I will be cutting back, they may not be as elaborate (as you see today), but this is a bonding thing for me and him and its important to me.  I am just hoping that this doesn't cause him to have a bad time at school.  Wish me luck.

So today we have a very toned down lunch.

Left over ravoli and meat ball in his thermos.  In the "snack" container.. Cracker, cookie, apples, carrots and Ghost cut cheese (that was me being a rebel, as I had told the teacher I would stop and hadn't emailed her yet to tell her I wasn't )

This journey may be a rough one this year, so hang in there with me.  I do have to give a little shout out to my friend at Bento Bloggers & Friends, for their kind words of support and making me see that I do have a choice :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ghost and Vampire...

We just got back from a great weekend visiting family and welcoming new a very special new member, and I realized I missed posting Thursday (we were away on Friday).

So to play a small amount of catch up...

Thursday - Ghost

Left over chicken nuggets and fries, with a cheese ghost on top.  Apple slices with a ghost pick.  Cookie and carrots.

Today - Vampire (well kind of)

The Vampire is red rice with turkey teeth and a eye ring (please cross fingers G doesn't get in trouble with them)  Fresh apples (we went picking this weekend so fun) with a haunted house pick.  A cookie is tucked in there also.  Cheese and carrot.  I just realized I totally forgot to pack his usual yogurt today... oops... hope he doesn't mind. 

Kidecals Label Review

I was so excited to be provided an opportunity to review labels from Kidecals (they did give me the labels, but all opinions are mine). What are Kidecals you ask... they are personalized labels that are dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer safe.  You can use these stickers on pretty much anything you can think of, they stick to anything (and stay stuck).  (The company does make more than just name labels, bonus)  Check out all the stuff they make.

I have to admit, I got them awhile ago and they have just been sitting around.  G even helped me design them, but I just wasn't sure what to label.  And then...... my son started his hockey league, and the first day out, someone took his stick and he lost his water bottle.  (We did sort out the stick thing, but still can't find the water bottle).  Well he was so upset about the stick (not the water bottle), he talked about it for a whole week.  Wasn't sure what I could do to keep another kid from picking up his stick by accident..... until I walked by the labels.  Lightbulb... I decided to use it one on his hockey stick.

I was worried that it wouldn't stay stuck with all the coldness, and from getting wet from the ice.  But low and behold to my delight it did (and still is).  I am now using them on everything hockey, jersey, inside his skates, even on on of his practice pucks.  And who can forget his new water bottle!

I can't tell you how impressed I am of them.  From the whole ordering process, so many to choose from.. to the performance of the labels. And who can forget the FREE shipping always.   I will definitely be going back to get more.  I hope you check them out too. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Skull and Jack-o-lantern

Tuesday - Skull

Rice, with an open face sandwich (turkey) skull
Grapes, Halloween gummies, carrots and cheese on a skull pick.

Wednesday - Jack - O - Lantern

Pizza pumpkin with provolone eyes, nose and mouth.
Carrots and Halloween gummies
Madarin oranges and a pumpkin (made) pick

Friday, October 10, 2014

Disposable lunch

G was supposed to have an emergency drill today (but the rain stopped it), which required him to have a disposable lunch.  They don't carry anything home that day and they don't want stuff rotting in lunch boxes over the long weekend.

So here is what I came up with today.

Halloween box, with drink, carrots, grapes and cookie, with a piece of turkey on top with a skelton drawn on it.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Scardy Cat

Today for lunch, G has a scardy cat...

I kind of like this lunch, almost enough to be out of my funk... of course he got in big trouble yesterday for playing with the spider I sent in, so that was a bummer...... I guess I can't use little toys etc anymore :(

Cat - cheese sandwich (which he usually takes apart and eats in pieces)
Fence - Turkey
Grapes on a cat pick... I made this from a tooth pick and some halloween foam stickers
Cheese under the grapes
Halloween gummies, and carrots.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Staying in the halloween theme has helped boost me a bit.  So today I looked in the halloween lunch stuff and saw a green spider.... now I wish it was an edible one, but hey.. and my idea came to me.

Spider web

The spider web is turkey open faced sandwich, cheddar cheese stick is next to it.  Grapes with a spider pick in a pumpkin cup.  Cookie, and carrots. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Going Batty

Trying to get out of my funk.... Decided to try to go with halloweenie type lunches the whole month of October ;). Hoping that having a theme will motivate me. 

So today we have bats. Gs favorite. 

Two bat cheese Sammie's. Carrot perches. Now to think about it I should of put the bats upside down. Ha. 

Grapes and turkey and a cookie. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Some of this and that

Well I seem to find myself with a couple of lunches made and not posted....

Last Thursday, (after my I have no mojo post) Garrett bought lunch, I just didn't have it in me.

I was back at it on Friday, but still not as motivated as I have been in the past... or today for that matter....


In small container (because he wanted to get a pretzel at school)
Pasta, turkey, carrots, cookie, and a cheese stick... nothing fancy at all, nothing really cute.. but.. some-days I guess are just like that.

Today (Monday October 6)

Simple pumpkins over pasta, green grapes, cookie, carrots and Turkey