Haha, my mom never made them - we'd get them at school. I did go to a posh school, though (farm kid in a rich school district), so maybe that accounts for the splurge in niceties!Your parents splurged on toothpicks?
I do remember in 6th grade (11yo), sitting down next to two girls (Donna and Annie) with my lunch tray with pigs-in-a-blanket, and they both stared at me intently, and I had no clue as to why.
As soon as I picked up a little piggy and bit into it, end first as you do, they both gasped in mock horror, and Donna exclaimed, "Tasty! How could you?!" and they both fell out giggling uncontrollably.