This is the first time I've ever "packed a lunch" for my kids.
We stocked up on string cheese, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, pretzels, goldfish, peanut butter squeeze packs, fruit leathers, turkey, and mandarin oranges for the week.
The first morning of preschool camp (with our church), they woke up at 5:45am out of sheer excitement. Normally, they sleep until 7:45, sometimes 8:30. Tim grumbled about it mid-morning, but the truth is we both remember that feeling...being a kid, knowing that TODAY was the day of that something you've looked forward to for weeks.
Later, they stood at the door, lunch boxes and water bottles in hand. Ages 3 and 5. "Wait," I call before they walk out. I run to get my camera. SNAP.
Cherish them. Listen to them. SEE them. I tell myself.
Today, they go out the door to preschool camp. Tomorrow, they go to high school.