Bullseye…

It’s about this time every year that my boys start getting antsy to get outside with their guns.  Let me tell you…this “gun” issue is something I’ve dreaded since I discovered we were having boys.  I’m married to an avid and thankfully VERY responsible hunter so I knew my boys would likely be exposed to guns at some point in their lives. When it came time to buy a BB gun for our oldest son I nearly had a panic attack thinking of all the “what-ifs”.  If you’ve ever seen the movie, “A Christmas Story”,  just know that I was very much like the mom who envisioned her son shooting his eye out with the gun.  Nevertheless, my son is now the proud owner of a BB gun.  Now that we have it and they’ve had a chance to go out and do some target shooting, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how my boys respect the gun and all the rules that go along with it.  My husband is using this BB gun as a way to teach the boys everything they need to know about gun and hunting safety which will serve them well when they are old enough to hunt.  This is something I appreciate especially as my oldest son is getting oh, so close to legal hunting age.  Only a few more years until he’s sitting in his hunter’s safety course!

The boys spent some time over the weekend doing some target shooting and they were so excited as they both hit a bullseye.  They brought their target home to prove it and asked me if we could keep it on the refrigerator for a while…ahhh, life with boys!

Today’s lunch includes:  nitrite free turkey sandwich, homemade fruit roll up rings, plum, celery and peanut butter (if nut allergies are a concern you might consider using Sunbutter), Trader Joe’s sugar-free chocolate almonds, chewy chocolate granola bar

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5 Responses to Bullseye…

  1. Celebrating our children’s triumphs and embracing them for who they are isn’t always easy. When I saw your “bullseye” lunch photo I got a lump in my throat. So sweet, Jamie. :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.

  2. M. Mae says:

    Hi Jamie,
    I’m a huge fan of your blog to try to get healthy lunch ideas for myself. Where do you buy nitrite free turkey? I assume it is not the deli stuff we buy at Cub or Super Target.
    Thanks,
    M

  3. Lanae Brown says:

    I’ve become a recent follower of your blog and you’ve inspired me to pack my son’s lunch for school every day! Your post about all the gear you use was really helpful, but I’m curious what you think about the GoGreen Lunch Box. Have you used it much? Are all the sections really sealed? Is it easy to open? We are just using little rubbermaid or Tupperware containers right now and they are hard for my Kindergartener to open. Thanks!

    • Toria says:

      @Lanae….I recently purchased the GoGreen Lunch box for all three of my boys. I love it!!! Yes the compartments do seal everything in. I use the silicone cupcake liners to separate items in some of the compartments. I have packed yogurt,appleauce and hummus in the boxes…no problem. My boys have no problem opening them…although we did practice before they took them to school. My boys also love the notes I write on the dry erase board inside. On the GoGreen website it says that you don’t need an ice pack but I place these wonderfully thin ice packs under the boxes. Love them so far. My husband thinks I was crazy for spending so much on lunchboxes but they will pay for themselves in a month. I am having a great time packing lunches for my boys. I might need an intervention! I love Jamie’s Lunch Rox blog!!! I am not as creative as you are Jamie but I do get inspired by your posts! Thanks so much!

  4. Kim says:

    I laughed out loud reading your cute post! I have four boys…and we too have had targets up on the fridge! Love the home made fruit roll up recipe! Thanks for always inspiring me to be creative with the good stuff! As you know, I have the kids with the peanut and nut allergies… I appreciate you making suggestions for nut allergy sufferers. That is a tough one!

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