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Friday, April 1, 2011
8:01 PM | | Edit Post
Here's what I learned:
- GRASS. Serving a spinach salad with hot bacon dressing to children 9 and under isn't a good idea. You will be peppered with questions like "What is the grass for?" and "Do you think we are animals?" and "Why would anyone eat leafs?"
- TRASH BELONGS IN THE TRASH. Seems logical yet nearly every day straw papers are discarded and thrown on the floor, spoons are dropped and not picked up, and this week someone left a bloody tissue in the line. After that, my co-worker decided to remind the 2nd graders where their trash belongs.
- COLOR BLENDING HAIRNETS. I would be remiss, if I didn't mention that I learned this week that hairnets are available in colors that match your hair shade. Who knew? And who cares? Apparently the sub that filled in for me whilst I was on my field trip cared. It's mind boggling to me that a sub would care that much.
- THE COUNT. Everyday we get a count. Everyday it tells us how many kids are getting hot lunch, how many kids are getting PB&J and how many kids are getting alternate. Knowing this is supposed to help us and keep us from wasting food. Everyday, as the kids are coming through the line, they change their mind. It's actually becoming rather comical. It's a good thing I don't eat much processed food. At least we always have some extra.
- BEING ABLE TO COUNT. The above count means little to nothing if you can't count. This week I managed to make 30 extra bag lunches and nearly 50 more than needed servings of fish nuggets. At least I realized my error before we actually baked the nuggets. Personally, I'm blaming it on the cold medicine I took, but I have my doubts.
- APRIL FOOLS. Elementary kids love April Fools Day. I told a handful of 1st graders that we ran out of lunch today and that all I had to offer was saltines and cheese sticks. Their faces were priceless! April Fools!
- I'm a 41 year old (gasp) freelance writer, school cafeteria manager, wife and mother. I have three children and one anxious and overweight beagle. I use my blog to make others laugh, to share some cool crafts, to document my lunchlady adventures and to lament about the challenges faced by us all on the journey called life. Thanks for visiting. Please leave some crack...um...I meant some comments.