I hate torturing you all with back to back Stupid List Friday posts but
1. We have to get past the fart post
2. I happen to have a Stupid List Friday already written.
I started writing for another website and one of the first articles I was assigned was 5 Surprises to Pack in a School Lunch. I found myself at 2 a.m. writing an article that I am fairly certain they would have fired me for. In an attempt at originality, I had actually inadvertently spent an hour on 5 Surprises You Should NOT Pack in a School Lunch. I may be slow sometimes, but I know this was not the article they wanted. Plus, I also accidentally included the word damn, which is on a Do Not Use Cuss Words list, along with my all time fave “SHIT”.
Damn. So here we are.
1. Scary Toy that Yells RAHHH
Okay, this suggestion is sort of unrealistic as I don’t know of any toy that does jumps out by itself and yells RAHHH except the ones I imagine in my mind and laugh about. Unless your kid is like me and scared of clowns, you could totally do this with a screaming clown doll. However, be prepared for a call from Homeland Security and a riot in the lunchroom because of your lunchbox surprise.
2. Pixie Stick With Nothing in It
Kids love those little straws filled up with koolaid. Imagine how happy he or she would be to find one in their lunch! Except sorry, little kid, you can’t eat all that damn sugar at school because you’ll act a damn fool and the Social Services will show up at my house. So, you get an empty one. Also probably leave a note letting the child know you actually ate all of the koolaid out of it before packing it. Works with empty Kit Kat wrappers also.
3. A Dirty Sock
What. That’s just funny.
4. Bad News Letter
I bet every kid at the lunch table gets a mom note and they all say the same thing. Love you, have a good day, you’re the best kid on earth. My suggestion was to pack a note that said “you’re in big trouble when you get home” to be funny, like I Saw What You Did Last Summer funny, except for a kid this could make the remainder of the school day quite stressful and riddled with anxiety.
Other mom notes you shouldn’t include:
- I’ll be picking you up in my Wonder Woman pajamas after school.
- Ask your teacher if he is single.
- I am eating ALL of your Halloween candy.
- We’re moving while you’re at school and not telling you where.
- I threw away all of your Squinkies.
- I am playing your Nintendo DS and messing up all of your worlds on Super Mario.
5. An Onion
My friend, Nicholas Morine, said not to pack onions or turnips. I kind of disagree, because everything I’ve read online says to send fruit and vegetables dressed up as people. That’s what they say kids like. Your kid will be the only one with a Mr. Onion in his lunch box, so thanks Nicholas, but I think you’re wrong.
Which reminds me, I also found out that although they loved the articles, I need a couple quotes. If you have anything I can add which has to do with lunch box surprises or saving money on school clothes, leave your name and contact information so I can quote you. I already thought of every asinine answer on my own, as you can tell, so don’t try to out asinine me.
Do you pack special stuff in your kid’s lunches? And what do you think is the worst thing to get as a lunch box surprise?