While my friends in elementary school proudly showed off their My Little Pony or Smurf lunchboxes, I never got to participate. Why? My parents just had me buy a hot lunch from the cafeteria every day instead.
When we had field trips, however, bringing your own lunch was required. My mom had to figure out what to pack for me, thus resulting in one of my earliest memories: finding the absolute worst thing ever in my lunch bag.