Recently I started paying more attention to my son's lunch box, not entirely out of passion, but out of neccessity. What began as a "OMG,what shall I give him today?" is slowly capturing his and my imagination and becoming simpler and more streamlined.
One of my biggest challenges is a strange one. My little one who eats all my spicy, rustic, traditional and non traditional food at home is shy when he comes to school. I have been gathering all the excuses he gives for bringing back an untouched tiffin. It was gooey, sticky, it didn't taste right, the others made fun of the smell (Indian spices),it was not spicy enough, it was too spicy, it was cold (he likes it hot) and so on.
Now I keep asking my mom what she used to pack for us. That’s when I came across Meeta’s The Daily Tiffin, a lovely blog chronicling the tiffins she packs for her son. She takes beautiful snapshots of the lunches and makes me yearn to be a kid again, instead of a mommy. (Just kidding.)
So when Meeta started looking for contributors to broaden the topics, I was naturally interested to see where it would take me. Now as co-contributor along with Meeta, Lily and Nandita, I would be adding my notes on every thursday, on lunches, books, on anything kiddie related. A detailed introduction to each of us has already been posted at the site.
If any of you has any suggestions or ideas on what we should cover, they are more than welcome. Additionally, anybody who wants to contribute and post can do so, directly to Meeta or any of us. So come on over at The Daily Tiffin today. Maybe it would trigger a memory or it would help you create one.