It's been a challenge lately packing my teen's lunch.
A few years ago, she went through a phase where no matter what I packed her, even if we'd planned it in advance, nothing I put in her lunchbox satisfied her - to the extent that I finally offered to let her do it. She did, the rest of that year - and then was happy to have me do it again. Her tastes had changed a lot, her lunch scene changed - there had been a variety of factors that caused the problem, and fixed it. And there still are. Thankfully, we've found more ways to deal with them and we now work better as a team to figure out solutions. And she often lets me know now how much she appreciates me packing her lunch. Yes, a mother's dream. Now.Read more