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Mum shares 'realistic' lunch she makes her kids when she's 'too tired or broke'

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Mum shares 'realistic' lunch she makes her kids when she's 'too tired or broke'


We’ve all had days when we just can’t be bothered to do anything, even though we have so much to do.

This feeling is even harder to deal with when you’re a parent and have little ones depending on you to get them up, dressed and ready for school.

One task you might find particularly frustrating on these kinds of days is packing lunches – honestly who wants to spend time making perfect sandwiches, cutting crusts off and ensuring everything is healthy and balanced.

Instead you probably find yourself reaching for a packet of crisps and other quick snacks to fill the box.

The full contents of the lunchbox

This is exactly what one mum called Shirl does, and she’s been praised for admitting it, reports Femail.

The Australian parent took to Facebook to share a snap of her kids lunchboxes filled with “plastic and pre-packaged snacks, complete with cash for a lunch order”.

Alongside the photo, she explained that “we all have those days” when we are just “too busy, too tired and too broke” to whip up a perfect meal.

She added: “This is for all the mummas out there who see these posts of amazing, creative and balanced lunches but are too busy, too tired or too broke to do the same.

“We all have these days! You know what, my child is fed and at the end of the day, fed is best.”

Her post inspired other parents to share snaps of their children’s lunches

Her incredibly honest post really hit home with fellow social media users and quickly went viral.

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One parent replied: “That’s exactly what I think. It’s hard to get some kids to eat.”

Another commented: “My daughter just started back at school yesterday. I’m very proud of her because she gets lunches like this and never complains. She has never complained since she started daycare and now she’s nine.

“It makes me feel so humbled to know that even though her friends have these lunchboxes with bento parts, that she still doesn’t complain and is content with what she gets.”

A number of others agreed with these statements and thought some parents and teachers should be less “judgemental” about the contents of lunchboxes.

“I work two jobs and struggle to find the time to cook dinner let alone make amazing lunches every day,” added a different user.

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