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Old 10-25-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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forgetting a lunchbox at school? My dd has been doing this constantly. 2 out of the last three days she has left her lunch bag (and back up) at school. I had to send her with a third one today!! She did it two or three times last week also. She's in first grade so this isn't a foreign idea to her. And I understand it can happen occasionally. But not 2-3 times every week.

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:18 AM   #2
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making her take her lunch in an ugly brown bag or plastic sack?
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:44 PM   #3
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making her take her lunch in an ugly brown bag or plastic sack?
This.

Or...for my daughter...you have to buy a hot lunch. She hates school food, so this is a huge punishment.
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Yep ugly brown paper bag. And if it happens enough to were you run out Id make her pay for the next pack.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:50 AM   #5
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Yep ugly brown paper bag. And if it happens enough to were you run out Id make her pay for the next pack.
This is exactly what I was going to say. Or a plastic grocery bag, which is even uglier and free.
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We stop letting take a lunch for a while.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:46 PM   #7
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No lunch!
How can you purposefully make your kids go hungry...for FORGETTING? Its not like she threw the lunch bag out. That just seems too corporal.
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No lunch!
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How can you purposefully make your kids go hungry...for FORGETTING? Its not like she threw the lunch bag out. That just seems too corporal.
They did not forget it once it has been multiple times and I'm assuming it has been multiple times in a row.
I'm willing to bet if they don't get to eat one day (because mom can't pack their lunch because she has nothing to pack it in) that they will be more inclined to make sure they remember their lunch box.
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I'd probably put lunch in a smaller brown bag and say that their "insert favorite food here" wont fit in this bag, so if they keep forgetting their lunch bag, they just wont get to eat "insert favorite food" for lunch anymore.
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I'd probably put lunch in a smaller brown bag and say that their "insert favorite food here" wont fit in this bag, so if they keep forgetting their lunch bag, they just wont get to eat "insert favorite food" for lunch anymore.
I like this. And if they hate the school lunch they could buy too, but that might be dangerous if they decide they like that 'food' better...
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