So often when it comes to making lunches, we moms often take it as our responsibility to plan and prepare the lunches for all members of the family. I did it. When I look back, I needed to engage my boys in the process. Sure, I asked them what they would like for lunch and would purchase items that I knew they liked or healthy items they requested, but I vaguely remember only a few times that we prepared lunches together. Returning home, I was the one who emptied the lunch bags, sometimes complaining that foods weren’t eaten. Ugh, slimy and stinky reusable containers were quickly tossed into a soapy sink and lunch bags were wiped out. I remember that by the time the holidays hit I was so grateful to not have to do the task. Once the boys entered high school, for the most part, the boys assumed preparing and planning their own lunches, often buying them at school or coming home. I hate to admit this, but even today I wince when I think of making lunch for anyone else. Dinner can also be an unwelcome chore. I do like to cook and prepare food, but I just am over being the chief cook.