Here in New York City, kids don't go back to school until after Labor Day. So we're enjoying these last bits of summer and gearing up for our new schedules. My biggest concern at the moment is how we'll adjust to an earlier wake up time and an earlier bed time. Should we start setting an alarm this week? Or should we relish these last few days of sleeping until after 7:00 am?
There's been a lot of discussion around here about what to pack for the first day of school already. Below are some of the favorites from last year. You'll see that some seem like big lunches and some seem rather petite... that's just how it goes around here; some days are hungrier than others. For more lunchbox ideas, head over to our School Lunch Gallery, separated into categories for easy browsing. And of course, you can download LaLa Lunchbox for FREE for the back to school season, to make planning and packing easier for the whole family.