Thursday, May 8, 2008

A small satisfaction

Moments ago, I did the nightly ritual of checking the four-year-old's lunchbox for debris. Usually there's part of a sandwich, or the juice box crumpled inside. For the past couple days, the three carrots seemed to commute from home to school, ignored. Whatever matter is left in there has a few hours to marinate before I remember to purge the contents. We air the lunchbox out overnight.

This morning, I decided to vary lunch from peanut butter and homemade strawberry jelly with carrots to peanut butter and banana with a tiny pack of raisins.

Opening the box, I was nervous like Geraldo with Capone's vault. But unlike that story, I was elated to find an empty lunchbox on my hands. I punched the air and said 'alright' to no one in particular.

Just a little change-up...

Sometimes, that's all it takes.

2 comments:

Jake said...

That's awesome Peter! Our Rebecca can be really finicky when it comes to lunch too. Often she asks for something specific - then loses interest in it fast - so when you hit on something that goes over well it's a cause for celebration.

Your reference to Geraldo lead me to finding this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P84OKTUx6LY

Tim Armstrong said...

Hey Peter, I greatly enjoy your blog (much as I've enjoyed your music!), but, uh, the red background is harshing my mellow!

Cheers, Tim