Only this evening, as I reminded him he might want to wear his "favorite" t-shirt to school tomorrow, and told him that he couldn't wear his crocs to school, he suddenly turned to me, his eyes big and wide (this child actually has bigger eyes than the other two) and said, "Mom. I don't want to go to school. I just want to stay at home." I looked at him, and said, "Why not? You have been wanting to go. You begged me to go. Now you don't want to go?"
He looked scared and confused and I reassured him, but inside a little part of me (a VERY little part) wants to keep him home a little bit longer. I have no doubt that his school is going to be an amazing experience. (He is only gone 3 hours.) I love the activities, the curriculum, the action, and all the fun that will be had there. I know he will too. But sending him, my last is like cutting that last string of attachment that was once there with all the children. It is the start of independence. It is also the start of his education and his road to manhood. And a part of me sheds a tear. (a very small part.)
It is also, a NEW PERSON's LUNCH I have to freak out over!!! Son won't be eating lunch at school daily, but there may be times when he does. And for that I've been trying to figure out what I could possibly make for him. Fortunately his school will happily microwave anything that needs to be warmed up so it isn't a major issue, but I thought I should come up with something else.
I came up with these wraps. They are kosher (important at Son's school), dairy-free and decently nutritionally balanced. I like that there is some roughage mixed in with the carbohydrates and a bit of green makes the whole thing prettier. I don't think it is necessary to cut it (I think Son's words were "I want to eat a WHOLE ONE") but if you like smaller more manageable pieces you can. They do unroll fairly easily unless grabbed properly, which is why perhaps a small fork stabbed in each one might be helpful.
Asparagus Turkey Wraps
2 slices of turkey
2 to 3 asparagus spears, trimmed and steamed
olive oil (or mayonnaise)
salt and pepper
Lay tortilla on a flat surface. Layer turkey and asparagus. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and a sprinkling of pepper (and salt if you think it is needed. I didn’t need it.) Roll up the tortilla, starting with the part that has the asparagus.
Slice if desired or leave as a large wrap.