Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Lunch Lady

Today is Thursday. A glorious day in my house. For one, it's pizza Thursday. Don't think I need to elaborate there. Pizza.

But, what makes me really happy, joyful, perhaps even elated about this day is that it's hot lunch day at school. HOORAY! They go to a small school that doesn't have a cafeteria, so once a week they bring in a hot entree from a local fast food restaurant (Yes. Fast food. I don't even care.) that parents have the option of purchasing for $3. I'm all over it.


What's the big deal? It's just packing a lunch. Right? WRONG.

My kids don't like sandwiches. Well, Dimples likes sandwiches, but ONLY from Subway. Really. I have purchased sub rolls, ham, and cheese from the grocery store - exactly what he orders at Subway - and he claims he doesn't like it. What the hell, Dimples? It's exactly the same. "No. It's exactly different." He really did say that to me. I'm gonna go head to head with that one one day. Tink doesn't like sandwiches from anywhere. She will choke down a meatball sub from Subway when given no other choice, but that's pretty much it.

Do you realize how limited the options for lunch packing become when you cut sandwiches out of the equation? Ugh. It taxes my brain every single morning trying to come up with something they will actually eat that is at least slightly nutritious and filling enough to get them through the day. I know I have failed when they come home from school and spend the first 15 minutes raiding the pantry and refrigerator. It is definitely one of my most hated domestic chores.

I try not to surrender to the temptation of the Lunchable too frequently...something about them being really high in sodium. Damn FDA and their nutrition label requirement. But, admittedly, I will sometimes just run out of ideas and use them as my go-to. The kids love those things. Of course.



But, today is Thursday. So, I gave the kids each their $3 (and yes, much of that was in quarters because I never have cash, but who cares because at least I managed to scrape it up), did my happy dance, and sent them off.

Also, it's less that 24 hours until Friday.

Three cheers for Thursday.



12 comments:

  1. Awesome Thursday to you dear lady... Awesome Thursday to You!

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  2. I love your blog. And can relate to them all. You are such a funny person.

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  3. I really think we may have been separated at birth! At least my kid will eat a sandwich though :)

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  4. I do not understand these words at all. I will eat practically anything and Stanley really will eat anything (even poop). You humans are odd, especially the little ones.

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

    Pee Ess - How are Autumn & Oliver or do you have code names for them? In that case I guess I just blew their cover.

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    1. Autumn and Oliver play themselves here. There's sure to be a post about them sooner or later...they've been up to no good lately.

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  5. No wonder our daughters are friends. Kenz would die if she had to eat a sandwich. Or cold food. Thank God for hot lunch !

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    1. Hot lunch is #1. Kenz is the slowest eater I have ever met. She's bound to be starving when she gets home regardless of what you pack her!

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  6. my child refuses hot lunch. and sandwiches. and anything in a thermos. oh and he doesn't like meat. wtf? he has eaten yogurt, crackers and a honey bun for 63 days in a row!! lol and ican relate to the quarters too. i never have cash, and have paid for field trips with change. my oldest jokes that i would pay in pop cans if the school would accept them. ( i so would)

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    1. He doesn't like meat? That's tough! I like the honey bun in the lunch for 63 days in a row. Ha! Hilarious.

      I hadn't thought of pop cans. Great idea! I will have to look into that. I live in California and they are pretty keen on recycling...they might just accept them!

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