To be fair, it does look like a juice pouch
If you have a kid in school, you’ve probably packed some lunches this week and if you’re anything like us, you probably felt a little guilt about some items you included. Fear not. While you fret over that daily stack of Oreos, soothe yourself with this story of a mom accidentally sending something a lot more concerning in her daughter’s lunch bag.
The good news is, she’s laughing about it.
An unnamed Australian mom got what must have been a super exhilarating phone call from her five-year-old daughter’s school about a special something in the child’s lunch box. It was no big deal, really — just a frozen vodka slushy drink.
She shared her school lunch fail on Facebook and the caption reads, “EPIC lunchbox fail… when you tell your 5-year-old Preppie to put a frozen juice pouch in her lunchbox and you forget about the other pouches that were in the freezer!”
So, this mom does the right thing and makes her daughter responsible for packing her own lunch and this is how it turns out. Figures. We literally can’t win, right?
Luckily, the school had a very chill (see what I did there) reaction. The mom tells Kidspot, “They were very good about it lol. I made light of it (it was obviously innocent on my daughter’s behalf). I apologised for not sending enough for the teachers and they just laughed thankfully.”
Whoops-a-daisy! It was clearly nothing the mom did on purpose, but she must have felt guilty and totally mortified before being able to laugh about it. Jeez, I feel bad packing my kid an apple that has a tiny dent on it — if this happened to me, I would need a moment alone, preferably with the naughty juice box I just accidentally sent to school.
Of course, this mom did nothing wrong and shouldn’t feel bad, but that doesn’t stop the mom guilt from happening. We picture those little hands opening their lunch box and want everything to be perfect, but the fact is, some days it’s impressive we packed a lunch at all. No need to get hung up on the contents of it, so long as there’s no vodka, you’re fine.