Monday, August 30, 2010

Huh? That's a new one.

I finally got back on routine this morning with exercise before most of the kids got up. (July really threw that off track.)

I got the first two out the door. I showered. I was dressed before the last had to go. And then I noticed the empty lunchbox.


I was hoping to get through the first week without a "the kid forgot to take his/her lunch to school" day.

I packed a well-balanced lunch any mother could be proud of and took it with me while I did the errands.

I get to the classroom and I hand it to the teacher. I wave to my daughter as I turn to leave. And then I hear.

"But I already made my lunch, I just used my blue one."

I'm thinking, "What blue one? You don't have a blue lunchbox." Then I realize she's talking about an insulated lunch sack that came as a freebie at some community event we were at last year. Oh.

I gave the teacher an exhausted look and said, "Okay, fine. If someone else forgot a lunch, she can share it."

I left it there and got on with my day.

I know what you're thinking, you experienced moms out there. "Watch. The kid will leave BOTH lunch containers at the school tonight."

Anyone want to wager?


Lourie said...

I'll take that bet! Hahaha.

just call me jo said...

It will soooo happen. No bets. I love the story.

mormonhermitmom said...

Update: She brought both lunch containers home. I'm shocked!

Pam said...

Come on mother, have a little faith, will ya? LOL