First Day of School

Not just the first day this year… but the first day of kindergarten!

Sierra was only slightly nervous as she left the house looking prepared for her new future as a kindergartener.

She requested maki rolls for her lunch. Her favorite. That’s pickled ginger on the side (she could eat a whole jar if I let her). I tried to make the maki look like a school bus. I colored the rice with turmeric and filled them with yellow peppers.

Sierra bravely climbed on the bus and as the school bus pulled away I noticed my knees shaking. My body was remembering my first day of school so many years ago…

Sierra and I agreed to a tradition of “Freaky Friday” lunches. We don’t have time for fancy bento everyday, but Monday’s are “Maki” Mondays and Friday– it’s scary monster time!

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7 thoughts on “First Day of School

  1. Oh, how sweet! The first day of kinder is a big deal!! She looked so cute and very prepared. As soon as I saw this post title, I knew there was going to be some fun lunches in there. You’re so creative. I love it. :-)

  2. Oh how fast she’s grown! How courageous of her to take on the world in this first kinder step. She will so thrive with the diversity of school enrichments. You have prepared her well. Appreciate the pics, wouldn’t want to miss such a momentous occasion for you both. God bless your tender heart.

    • Try them with a veggie that she likes. We do avocado and sweet potato. Or try meat if she likes that. And cut them extra small so she can eat it in one bite. Also making a yummy dipping sauce can inspire the kids too.

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