Today, I am going to blog not about cooking, but of some major envy I have been having ever since I ate lunch with one of my kindergarten classes. Now, I have always considered that my job here in Japan (Elementary/Kindergarten/Pre-School teacher) to be more or less, training to be a good mother in the future. I used to think that I was going to be a great mom.
Then came the big shock–the first time I saw my students’ bento boxes. They are lunch boxes that mothers (the kids told me their mommies made it, so I am not being sexist) obviously prepare with a lot of care and attention to detail. In fact, I almost considering this bordering upon OCD when compared to the states. We simply cannot compare. Brown bag lunches what’s up?
I have made it a little goal to figure out the secrets of making bento boxes (especially for kids) because they are just SO adorable. This week, I have done my best to rush into each class to take photos of everyone’s lunches for your viewing pleasure. I will also post in the future about the little tools that make these little lunches the cutest in the world.