If you haven’t heard of Lunchbox Dad yet, you’re in for a real treat.
We don’t know about you, but our school lunchboxes consisted of soggy sandwiches, crumpled up crisps and a sad little Baby Bell in the corner of our tupperware (sorry, Mum).
But we’ve found a lunchbox hero who’s taking the internet by storm. This viral sensation goes by the name of Lunchbox Dad, and he has an entire blog that’s dedicated to his crazy edible creations that he sends his kids to school with every day.
And we’re completely in awe.
Speaking with Buzzfeed, the working dad explains where his inspiration first came from: “I saw some online moms making fun lunches and thought, ‘Why can’t I do that?’”
He went on: “All the lunches have been inspired by what my kids are watching and reading. When they get really interested in a topic, I design a lunch around it. It has helped me to really pay attention to what they’re into.”
We’ve rummaged through his Instagram feed to find a selection of his most stand-out creations.
We hope you’re sitting comfortably (with some food, because you’re about to get hungry).
1. Stormtrooper Lunch
2. Toy Story Jessie Lunch
3. Sports Ball Lunch
4. My Little Pony Lunch
5. Dr. Seuss Lunch
Lunchbox Dad says, “I figure you have to make your child a lunch anyway — why not spend 20 minutes or so more and make it a fun memory? Some people set aside extra time to go to the gym, watch TV, look over Pinterest, or troll on Facebook. I choose to use the time this way.”
6. Dinosaur Lunch
7. Ghostbusters Lunch
8. Narnia Lunch
9. Kermit Lunch
10. Frozen Lunch
11. Sesame Street Lunch
We bet these kids are the coolest in the playground.
Can we have one, please?
By Laura Jane Turner