With school, comes field trips. And with field trips, comes the note with the familiar reminder, “Be sure to pack a bag lunch.” Do you know how they get all those lunches from school to the museum? In our school, they put them in one big bag or hamper, put them on the bus, and then hand them out at their lunch destination. Very efficient, neat, simple system. Unless your kid’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich lunch is on the bottom of the pile.
As I was packing my son’s lunch for their class trip one day last semester, he had just finished off some blackberries with his breakfast, the plastic box lay on the counter. Then I noticed that his peanut butter & jelly sandwich fit perfectly in the empty plastic berry case. “Mommy, that’s a great idea! Now my sandwich won’t be all smooshed.” We solved the problem of smoosh-y sandwiches and recycled at the same time.