June 28, 2010
Keira started her summer day camp today. It was really anxiety ridden! This is the first time Keira's shown any kind of apprehension when entering or starting daycare/preschool/day camp. Usually she enters a room a bit shy but takes over pretty quickly and makes friends in a snap. Lately, she's shown signs of thinking twice and wondering, 'who wants to be my friend here? does anyone want to be my friend??'. I think this year marked a turning point for her. She made a new best friend and these new cliques in her class has taken affect on all the girls and guys I think.
Anyhoo, Keira's eczema is out of control at the moment from all the unknown fears of being with the older kids at daycare at school to starting summer day camp without her best friend. I'm glad her best friend hasn't started this week. I want Keira to play with the other kids again.
And of course, what happens when summer day camp starts? I have to start making Keira's lunches! Super groan... I may be a designer but am totally clueless and without creativity when it comes to lunches. And most meals to be honest. So.. over the weekend, I frantically went through my Bento cookbook sent by Susan (see post here) plus her blog and also went through several of my go-to foodie blogs like Sheri's HappyLittleBento blog, Haejn's yobodish and Lia's Bentolicious!
Here's what I came up with, things I knew Keira would eat: Minced ham sandwiches cut out in sun and heart shapes.. some grapes, carrots and raspberries. And who doesn't like a Kinder chocolate? It's also supposed to be peanut free. I also added a packet of salt-free crackers and a juice box. She ate the whole lot except for the lettuce, raspberries and carrots. She also gave me a look when I was peering into her lunch box and said, "maaaam! I told you. I'm allergic to carrots!". hmf. And walked off. Uh okay.
About another gazillion summer lunches to go! Holy moly...