Ahhh zwaalie! my mom used to shape bears out of rice, and give little bits of carrot for the nose and something else for the eyes. when i got older she's write notes explaining everything--the broccoli was its habitat, etc.
i miss lunchboxes! and i now miss my mom!
i went to boarding school and now i'm in college, so i've been living away from home for about 6 years already, but every once in a while--especially around laundry or food time, or if i'm sick--i miss her so much, hahah! so know, mothers, that your efforts do not go unappreciated.