I make the girls’ lunches most school days. And with few exceptions, their lunches consist of the same four things each day: sandwich, chips, fruit, yogurt. Plus milk.
Yeah, yeah, I know there are tons of blogs out there sharing great, fun, new things I could put in their lunches each day. You go ahead and do that. Ain’t nobody got time for that in this house.
But I do try to sneak little notes in every once in a while. Okay, so maybe once a month. Lunches aren’t my forte, don’t judge. It’s just that mornings are crazy nuts and trying to find a napkin and a marker (because pens and pencils are hard to write with on napkins without ripping them) to make a sweet little note to my kids who NEVER say “Hey mom, thanks for that sweet note to let me know you love me in my lunch today” is just NOT WORTH IT.
Lunchbox Buddies are little pads of goofy cartoons with funny little captions. You tear one off and pop it in the lunch box. The one above makes me laugh out loud every time I see it. “Give me five!!!” Ha!
Lunchbox Buddies was developed by Jim & Monika Adorney, when Jim would draw goofy cartoons on his daughters’ lunchbox notes, which quickly became a hit at school. So the family began developing new characters and themes for Jim’s designs.
The first two character lines – Goofballs and Space Cadets – were launched in 2012 on the East Coast. Now you can pick them up in one of my favorite toy stores in Indy – Mass Ave Toys. And later this fall, a new character line of superheroes called Super Weirdos will launch. All three lines define my girls completely. 🙂
What did the girls think? I got the exact reaction out of each one: “WHAT did you put in my lunchbox today?!” with huge smiles on their faces. They cracked up. Cami said “I’m going to keep them all and make a collection.” She made all the kids at her lunch table high-five her character. And since they come in black and white, she informed me that she’s going to color them. They both wanted to look at the rest of them, but I wouldn’t let them so they’d be surprised each time they found one.
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Disclosure: I received two packs of Lunchbox Buddies for this review. I was not paid for this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are completely mine.