My sister introduced me to the idea of bento many years ago when we were both happily living in sin, DINKS (double income, no kids)
I looked at a few blogs & thought it was all very clever & very neat. But seriously, would I ever do that for myself, or for any children that came along? Maybe for a special occasion like birthday parties, but for lunch *every day* – so not going to happen!
Then a few years later, happily newly wed & expecting our first baby the thought crossed my mind again about bento & how fun it would be to make cookie cutter sandwiches with a little one & see them eat everything up. Then I gave birth & oh Lordy what a trial Miss M was! The thought of food & fun were far from my mind.
After successfully starting on solids & somehow creating a fantastic eater I wasn’t sure there was need to bento anything. Then it came time to send her to daycare & I was struggling with what to pack. That’s when I started. I took a few pictures & then a friend prompted me to blog about it.
And that’s why I started Loving Lunches
Posted by jackie_wenke, 24th May 2013