Here is a timeline for you:
Circa 2008--Before Amy had three small kids and homeschooled she used to make fun of people who bought "Uncrustables" frozen peanut butter sandwiches. "You have got to be kidding me. How hard is it to whip up a peanut butter sandwich?"
Sept. 2010--She became less judgmental and much more desperate. She could now see the rationale behind having quick, no-fuss lunch items to throw in a bag.
Sept. 2011--She could hardly believe it but she bought a box of "Uncrustables" at Target. "Wow! This is great," she thought. Then she discovered that the off-brand is only 50-cents per sandwich at Costco. "Hmmm. I think I will stock up."
Early Oct. 2011--She tasted an "Uncrustable" sandwich and exclaimed, "No wonder my kids like this! This is like a dessert! How much sugar is in this thing anyway?"
Mid-Oct. 2011--A friend tells Amy that you can make your own individually-wrapped peanut butter sandwiches and freeze them for up to a month. Amy starts doing this and thinks her friend is the most brilliant person she knows!
Each week on Thursdays we have to be out of the door by 8 a.m. I love how much time the frozen peanut butter sandwich trick saves me. Packing lunches has become hassle-free. And, when they get old enough to complain about eating peanut butter once a week, then they can start packing their own lunches, right?!