I try to pack Jacob’s lunch for him every day. It makes me feel good and I’d like to think that it makes him feel good too. It’s also nice to know exactly what’s going into his stomach. I also try to put in one whole fruit in his lunch box. The fruit of the week this week has been and is bananas.
When I went to pack his lunch Monday night, I decided I’d write a little message on the banana. I wrote something like “I hope you’re first ‘real’ day of the 5th grade is going well” or something like that. Tuesday night, I decided to draw a smiley face on the banana and wrote “I’m bananas for you” on the banana. I thought it might be a little embarrassing if one of his friends saw it, but I also thought that my little bananas would make him smile.
Jacob hadn’t said anything about my little notes of love and I had forgotten about. That is until he came home from school today…
Jacob: Mom… the bananas? [rolled eyes]
Me: [grinning] Yeah?
Jacob: [shakes his head]
Me: What? [in my innocent voice]
Jacob: They’re really silly.
Me: I know. But I thought you would like them anyway.
Jacob: The smiley face on the one you put in there last night was really goofy. Gavin saw it too. He thought it was goofy too. He said he was glad you weren’t his mother.
Me: Oh. So, you don’t want me to do stuff like that anymore? [frown-pout face]
Me: Okay. I’ll stop. But I thought it was cute and I thought you’d get a kick out of it.
Jacob: Well, I didn’t tell you to stop.
Me: Oh? Okay.
Jacob: You’re just really silly. We laughed about your banana and talked about it all during lunch.
So this is in his lunch for today.
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Looking at the picture now, I should’ve drawn some hair and some arms for banana dude.
I wonder how much longer I can get away with doing silly little things like this before I’m cut-off.
Uh-oh. I’m reminded of video in one of my old posts.