What Do You Reflect?

I just LOVE it when parents add a personal touch to their kids' lunches! Yesterday I saw a note from a mom suggesting to her little girl that she look for someone new to sit by today, someone who might look lonely or lost or like he or she could use a friend. How great is that? 
Sometimes it's a simple reminder: I love you
Sometimes it's written on their napkin. 
One dad draws pictures on the paper sack for his little girl.
My husband even wrote one, once.
Here's one we found on our first day back:

What's the coolest message you've put in your child's lunch?


  1. My girls took their lunches all the way through high school, and, yes, I took the time each morning to make and pack the lunch. Included in the deal was always a note on the napkin. It was something they always looked forward to when opening the lunch sack. On the same line of thinking: The reason I did this for them was a comment a teacher made one day in the lounge at lunch. She told us that her mom made her lunches for her all the way through her school years and how special it made her feel. The fact that she remembered it inspired me to do the same for my girls. It's often the little things that our kids remember the most and the longest. Deanna

    1. Thanks, Deanna, for the reminder to never underestimate the small stuff!

  2. I don't have any kids of my own yet, but I know that this will be an important part of my morning routine. I remember it being hard to be away from my Mom at school all day. I knew that I just had to get to lunch to get a friendly reminder from my Mom in my lunch box and then I could get through the rest of the day. She would usually draw a little picture for me or simply write, "I love you," but I looked forward to it and I knew that my friends were jealous. :)


    1. Hi Casey - I appreciate you stopping by the Corner and sharing your reflections. Love what those lunch notes meant to you!!

  3. I don't have kids, so I can't comment on that. I just saw my best friend write a note for her husband's lunch the other day. When I asked her about it, she said she does it every day. Sweet.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. Hey Tammy - how awesome to know that you're never too old for a lunchbox note! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Aw, what a lovely mom. I'm sure her daughter will grow up to be just as amazing.

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