As a self proclaimed eco mom, I have always tried to take the green approach to everything, especially when it comes to my children. I make my son’s lunch for him daily and I have always used multi-use and reusable lunch containers for my son’s lunch. Recently I saw the honest juices on sale at whole foods. I said to myself “self, let’s grab these!”
I did and it was a horrible mistake into my convince downfall. Before, the juice box I would just pour juice or milk into my sons reusable drink holder. Once I realized I could just grab a box and toss it in his lunch this became my new thing. I no longer had to clean his juice container and actually take the 37 seconds to pour liquid into it! GENIUS!!!!!!!! I have saved myself like 3 mins a day!!!
Once I started that, I saw a multi single serve bags of pirates booty on sale. I grabbed that too. Now, I’m tossing a bag, and a juice box in his lunch so all I have to actually make is his entrée, his fruit, and on some days a sweet treat. I have now saved myself a whole 5 mins a day!
I went through the bag of pirates booty and I realized that this is a slippery slope. First its bags of stuff, then next thing I know I’m sending my kid to school with Twinkies. I can’t do it! I can’t try to save the environment all while having my son throw away a juice box container and an empty snack bag daily. I have now gone back to packaging everything myself except for the juice box. I can’t give up the juice box lol. Cleaning milk out of all of the crevices of those drink cups are ridiculous.