Hi everyone! I'm completely new to the world of bento - I'm doing it out of desperation as my 5 and 3 yr olds are SO PICKY!!! The 5 yr old (both girls) will be starting grade 1 in September, her first full day schooling (kindy is only 1/2 day here). She will be left to her own devices for lunch, so this is more of added insurance that she'll eat properly.
As I say in my (new, only 2 posts) blog, they come by the bento world honestly - they're hapa, or half Japanese (although some would argue that I'm more Japanese than their Canadian-born Japanese dad).
So...anyhoo...I just went on a Daiso/dollar store/Michael's shopping spree and have bags of still-packaged bento gear.
Looking forward to jumping in!