One of the after school rules in our house which should be so simple to follow is "Put your lunchbox on the kitchen counter." I don't care which counter as long as it gets to the kitchen so I can unpack unused napkins which probably should have been used, wash the plastic utensils, clean out any half eaten bits and refreeze the ice pack. Spring7 inevitably forgets. It isn't usually a big deal...it might slow down my morning a little but it's not something I get upset about.
Until this morning. My boys have been on spring break since April 2. As usual, Spring7's lunch box wasn't in the kitchen. He retrieved it from his backpack and handed it to me. I found a ziplock with something flat and green under his ice pack. What could possibly be flat and green, you ask? SALAMI! Salami that's been in a lunch box for a week and half. I wish I was exaggerating when I say that it was fuzzy and drippy at the same time. What better to find at 8 in the morning before coffee?! Needless to say, I did not find the humor. Needless to say, my boys did.