Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours.......to eat.
I've always been a fan of packed lunch. Since grade school, my mother would usually have our food packed for us to eat during lunch break, or bring the food to our school and see us eat the food she prepared. My mom always wants to cook, be it a everyday-food or experimental ones. And, I must say, I am a very big fan of my mom's cooking.
Some have asked me why I still take packed food even though I'm in high school. High school is the time where you get additional allowance, because being "In" in high school entails additional independence from parents, and doing things all in your way. But I don't do the same. Having packed lunch means having more trust on the food, more safety on your part, and more savings. Though we can afford to buy our own food for lunch, I still don't like the fact that I have to leave my mom's cooking just to be "in".
College comes. I have to live in a dormitory for me to be able to have comfort before going to class. Now, I used to buy food on my own. But mom's style never ends here. Every Monday, as I leave home to go to my dormitory, she will cook something for me, usually a viand, and let me just buy rice for myself. "Eat this as you take lunch later." How thoughtful.
And now, as I wake up to prepare for work, I would usually see packed lunch on our dining table, ready to be put in my bag. Then, at lunch, I would enjoy safe, full of love food from mom. And I'm really not ashamed I do so. I help my family, I help the environment, I help myself. Why would I be ashamed?
A "high five" to those who still eat packed lunch! You are loved!