This story was originally published March 26, 2017.
Among the unrealistic expectations imposed on moms is to always send their kids to school with a perfectly delicious, nutritionally balanced lunch. But that's not always feasible, and one mom in Queensland, Australia just hilariously reminded us we all slip up sometimes, and that's OK.
As a step toward granting her daughter more independence, she asked her to pack her own drink in her lunchbox. But her instructions to retrieve a frozen juice pouch backfired — because her fridge also contained a alcoholic raspberry sorbet drink that very much resembled one. Not knowing what it was, the five-year-old took it to school.
"EPIC lunchbox fail when you tell your five year old Preppie to put a frozen juice pouch in her lunchbox and you forget the other pouches in your freezer!" the mom wrote in a viral Facebook post reported by Kidspot that appears to no longer be available. Thankfully, the teacher caught the mistake before the five-year-old took a sip of the beverage, which "made for a veeeery interesting phone call."
"They were very good about it lol," she recounted. "I made light of it (it was obviously innocent on my daughter’s behalf). I apologized for not sending enough for the teachers and they just laughed, thankfully."
Commenters reacted sympathetically, with one saying, "I have some in my freezer better stash them so it doesn’t happen to me!" Another chimed in, "She can pack my lunch!"
These things happen to the best of us, so we're glad this mother was able to have a sense of humor about it rather than beat herself up for being human.