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Airdrie mom sketches funny lunch bags for sons

Airdrie mom Jenn Aguilar has sketched up her final lunch bag for the year, and it's cowabunga dudes. Aguilar calls it her 'love language' that helps her bond with her sons, Kale and Konnor.

Jenn Aguilar creates 'love language' to bond with her boys

Jenn Aguilar says she hopes Kale (14) and Konnor (12) will have 'fond memories of her little projects' when they are older. (Submitted)

Jenn Aguilar, a mom from Airdrie, Alta., has sketched up her final lunch bag for the school year, and it's cowabunga dudes.

(All images supplied by Jenn Aguilar via Instagram @lunchbagadventures)

Every night, this Suncor project advisor sketches a funny brown paper bag for her two boys, Kale and Konnor, aged 14 and 12. She describes her humour as "childish and a little twisted."

It started off with a simple love note in their lunch bag — like other moms do — but soon evolved into puns, which then evolved into "full-out full-colour" works of art, Aguilar told CBC News. 

At first, the boys were embarrassed by their mom's art, but now even their friends look forward to the lunch bags, says Aguilar, a former graphic designer and self-described "doodler by nature".

Aguilar, 40, who split up from her husband a year ago, calls the lunch bag humour her "love language" for the boys. She often references '90s hip hop and R&B, which the boys love. "That's our bonding, that's how we relate," says Aguilar. 

Aguilar says she puts as much care into what goes in the bags, packing only healthy lunches for her boys.

Aguilar has promised her boys she'll do the lunch bags until they graduate from high school. She starts up again with the new school year in September. Follow her on Pinterest @lunchbagadventures.

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