Bento trending

by Ashley on September 7, 2011

James of bleubird is probably best-known for her family fashion shoots, but have you seen her kiddo lunch series? Wowzers.  I love all the bento-style boxes now available for kids’ lunches (do we have Lunchables to thank?): these come with a insulated pack, these would make lunch seem a bit more exotic, and this simple cube is ingenious!

P.S. Don’t you love learning about what people had in their lunchbox growing up? Anne Lamont has a great chapter in Bird by Bird about practicing writng by talking  about the funny details of  school lunches. And I once heard a great NPR Marketplace Money story about kids using their fire-hot Cheetos as playground currency. What did you have in your lunch?  My mom wrote little love notes and cut the crusts off my chicken sandwiches (which I used to call tuna).

[Photos via bleubird; boxes by Goodbyn]


Amanda September 7, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I remember that in my fourth grade class, everyone brought pudding cups and we’d have contests to see who could take the biggest bite of pudding without getting it all over our face. I was almost always the winner amongst the girls in my class.

Ashley September 7, 2011 at 11:17 pm

That’s seems a good thing to be on the winning end of! How funny!

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