DS usually comes home with 2 things left in his lunch box. But more often than not- these are things that can be used again. I'd much prefer to send him with more than not enough. He goes to vacation care in the holidays too and last vacation care- some kids had to be given biscuits because they didn't have enough in their lunch box and were told to go home and tell "Mum" to pack more food.
I can also remember getting the jam sandwhich and a peice of fruit when I was younger and looking longingly at my best friend and her cheese sticks and chips and all kinds of yummy things. I used to hate lunch time and looking in my lunch box- it was depressing. I wished I belonged to her family. It's one of those seemingly insignificant moments to most, but stuck in my head all that time. I don't want DS feeling that.
Silly, isn't it. But, it makes me feel better knowing that he can have that anticipation before lunch time.
Today I put a red chocolate love heart in his lunch box for Valentines Day. <3