Mom’s Passive Aggressive Lunch Bag Notes to Her Teens Leaves the Internet Rolling

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We’ve all done it. You pack the kids their lunch for the day, and include sweet little handwritten lunch bag notes on a napkin to remind them just how much you love them.

Well one mom is taking lunch bag notes to a whole new level, and it literally has the internet rolling in laughter.

Whitney Cicero knows all about the stresses of being a mom. The mother of a 14-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son is in the THICK of this mommin’ thing, and often turns to laughter to get her through the days.

Cicero, who writes and creates videos on her own blog, The New Stepford, recently began writing what she calls “passive aggressive lunch bags” for her kids as a way to unleash her own internal dialogue which she deemed too funny not to share.

Passive Aggressive Lunch Bag Notes

Mom Writes Hilarious Notes on Lunch Bags

This mom writes hilarious notes on her kids’ lunch bags

Posted by NowThis on Monday, November 26, 2018

“Fortnite is not a career choice,” reads one lunch bag.

“I can’t wait for you to drive either,” says another.

My personal favorite has to be: “Just pretend it’s Chipotle.”

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You guys, this mom is a complete SAVAGE, and we are SO here for it!

As it turns out, Cicero wasn’t the only one getting a good laugh out of the lunch bag notes. Her teenage daughter encouraged her to share photos of the bags on social media after her high school classmates created a routine around wanting to see her lunch bag every day.

Since then, she’s even begun taking orders for the highly sought-after brown paper bags.


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Cicero says her kids know she’s mostly kidding with her salty lunch bag messages, and credits having a good sense of humor as one of the ways she’s found to make parenting teens a bit easier.

“It’s imperative to have humor with your kids,” Cicero told TODAY Parents. “We joke about everything — sex, drugs, politics, their bodies — I don’t want them to think anything is taboo. Humor is a great segue into having meaningful conversations and it helps break the tension of things that can be kind of awkward. And, if we don’t have a sense of humor about parenting, we will literally lose our minds.”


Amen sister. We need all the laughs we can get! What are some funny, passive aggressive notes you’ve left for your kids? Share them in the comments below, we’d love to see them!

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