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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Oops.

Somehow or other the lunch ladies at school have instilled a fear in T and M. Both of them seem to live in fear that if their lunch accounts do not have enough money they will starve.

It doesn't help that as soon as their accounts are below $10 they start getting hand stamps and notes home and sometimes even voicemails at home.

We have reassured both kids countless times that no matter what, they will always eat.

Doesn't matter what we say, the kids think they will starve.

Seriously, starve.

On Monday, M came home with a stamp on her hand and a note saying her account had $5.80.

No worries, I told her and quickly forgot about it. Considering she has hot lunch once or twice a week I figured we'd take care of it before it was a problem.

Today, I am at school and I walked into the lunchroom to say hi to M and she is in the midst of a conversation with the lunch lady.

"My stepmom has been really sick so she hasn't had time to write a check, can I still have a lunch today?"

I think I'm going to go write that check now.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH.. Bless M's heart.. and yours also.. :)
I'm relieved to know that you are feeling better.

Love You All
Auntie Laurie

May 1, 2008 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Bless her heart is right! She just about kills me every time. Hope you're feeling better today!

May 1, 2008 at 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Dadio said...

The fear of not being able to eat hot lunch because the account is mt! Goofy....
Ah the power of the lunch ladies!

Dadio

May 1, 2008 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger The Bishop's said...

Oh no S!! Are you sick now too??? Please get well - we want to see you on Monday!!!

May 1, 2008 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger The Bishop's said...

Wait! We want to see you on Sunday!!!

May 1, 2008 at 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AH yes the power of the LUNCH ladies. I do not know how your lunch program works there. Here they have to -$5.00 before they do not get hot lunch, may I repeat HOT lunch. then they get pbj with fruit and a milk. The kids are fed something , they do not go hungery.I LOVE you all aunt janet

May 3, 2008 at 10:39 AM  
Anonymous susiej said...

We have that awful system too! Puts the fear of starvation in the kid's heads!

May 5, 2008 at 12:34 PM  

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