I’m lucky if I have time to run a comb through my kids’ hair in the morning before school, but this dad…? Just HAS to make the rest of us look bad by decorating his two teenage sons’ sandwich bags EVERY MORNING with hand-drawn illustrations inspired by “whatever may be happening at the time.” And, as you can see, they ain’t too shabby:
David Laferriere also happens to be an illustrator and graphic designer, so this kind of touch is obviously right up his alley. But those of us parents who aren’t so artistically inclined can leverage our skill sets to make lunch special in other ways. For example:
Are you an accountant? Be sure to place a sweet note in your kids’ lunches about what a beautiful tax deduction they are!
A history teacher? Bore your kid with a detailed account of the history of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich! “The first reference of peanut butter paired with jelly on bread was rumored to be published in the United States by Julia Davis Chandler in 1901…”
A lawyer? Initiate a daily debate about the merits of turkey vs. meatloaf, Nutella vs. honey, apple slices vs. fruit snacks, etc.
An actor? Entertain your kids by being the sandwich. Really get into that sandwich’s head. Give the sandwich a backstory and think, If Daniel Day Lewis were playing this sandwich for my preschooler’s entertainment, what would he do?