I’ve got the lunch-packing blues

I’m in the home stretch—just five(ish) more months of packing lunches, and then I’m done. Forever.

I know, I know; my kid could pack his own lunch. He’s offered, even. But this is my last baby and I’m sort of neurotic about nutrition and so I plan to see it to the bitter end. It’s not so bad, really, but for some reason it does feel like a super-annoying chore. (“Didn’t you eat lunch yesterday? Why do you need to eat again today?)

Anyway. Back to school today, back to packing lunches. I just went ahead and ordered these Zesty Ranch Garden Veggie Straws because 1) my kid likes ’em, 2) I feel less guilty about them than I would about potato chips (yeah, I know they’re only a little better, but allow me this fantasy), and 3) between the Subscribe & Save savings and the current 20% off clippable coupon, it comes out to under $9 for 24 bags, which is around the price I’d pay on sale at Costco. Sold!

In related news, no, I would never shove bags of Veggie Straws and packages of cookies into my college kid’s duffel bag before she heads back to campus. Why do you ask?

3 Responses to “I’ve got the lunch-packing blues”

  1. 1
    Nancy January 3, 2017 at 9:33 pm #

    Bummer… I don’t see the 20% coupon anywhere, which made this deal especially attractive, just like you!

  2. 2
    LISA January 4, 2017 at 8:22 am #

    Dang it. I missed it. You’re still pretty though.

  3. 3
    Nancy January 4, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

    Surprise – the coupon is back tonight (Wed Jan 4th)!