Mama Diaries

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Hungry Lunch Box

My boy came home from school and tossed his lunch box on the counter. I opened it to clean it and prepare for the next day's lunch. What I saw inside was disgusting.

"Dude," I said. "Why do you have to leave half-eaten sandwiches and fruit in here? Can't you just toss uneaten things in the garbage?"

He shook his head. "No, Mama. The lunch box told me it was hungry. I'm just sharing my food so it doesn't have to starve."

Oy. I think I've heard it all, now!   

54 comments:

  1. Funny how he didn't think the lunchbox was hungry for candy.

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    1. He had no problem eating the cookies. ;0)

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  2. Hi, dear Sherry! Thanks for poking me at SDMM or else I wouldn't have seen this new post of yours. For some reason it didn't show up in the reader today.

    When Bubba utters his classic lines to you I can't help picturing Beaver and June Cleaver. The dialogue is so very similar. :)

    Thanks for the smiles again today, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. Glad you caught this. Have a great day, Shady!

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  3. how come it's still in there if it's hungry?

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    1. Lunch boxes must take a while to digest their food. ;0)

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  4. Interesting... If the lunch box was so hungry, how come it kept the food fresh for him in the first place?

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    1. It was wrapped in Ziploc bags, and the lunch box couldn't open them. ;0)

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  5. That's good. If I get into trouble, can I ask your son for an excuse?

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  6. So all the lunchbox gets is the leftovers? How rude.

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    1. Seriously! The least we could do is give it a decent meal!

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  7. A hungry lunchbox? What a great idea for a new book character.

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    1. That could be cute . . . and scary at the same time!

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  8. A hungry lunchbox sounds like something out of the Harry Potter world! :)

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    1. That's what I was thinking. A good Halloween story.

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  9. Haha... that was cute... maybe that is why my daughter leaves half eaten food in her lunch container too... xox

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    1. She knows the lunch box appreciates leftovers. ;0)

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  10. Hahaha! Naughty naughty, but love the excuse! xoxo

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  11. LOL! Couldn't have been too hungry if it didn't eat any of it. ;)

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    1. My son was quite certain it ate at least a crumb. ;0)

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  12. I've heard it all now, too.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. My boy comes up with some good ones, doesn't he?

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  13. Wonderful story Sherry, quite a lad your son.
    Yvonne.

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  14. Bubba was sharing, Sherry. Can't fault him for that. :-)

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    1. He's just so well-mannered and thoughtful. :0)

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  15. Bubba is amazing. His imagination is awesome.

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    1. He certainly has no shortage of imagination!

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  16. Babu's dialogue can always flatten his mother's dialogue.

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    1. Haha! He thinks he's five steps ahead of me. ;0)

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  17. Weird. When I was in school, they made us throw everything away after lunch so it wouldn't stink or so we wouldn't try to snack on it during class.

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    1. Same here. I don't understand why kids come home with garbage in their lunch boxes. My daughter is the same way, and I'm pretty sure she'd throw away her stuff if she could.

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  18. LOL. A hungry lunchbox sounds like a campy horror movie in the making... XD

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    1. It would definitely be a scary character.

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  19. Feed those sandwiches and fruit to the soil instead? Compost gets especially hungry this time of year.

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  20. Oh, my! How this kid comes up with all the best replies!

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  21. He and his lunchbox must have had a conversation about it being hungry and what it wanted left in there! :)

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