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Friday, April 8, 2011

Lessons from the Lunchlady: Some weeks are harder than others

This week has been endless.

Some weeks are like that.

Here's what I learned:

Carrot Juice is intimidating;  We had a visiting Chef this week in the cafeteria and by Chef I mean the blender salesman who went to culinary school but sells blenders now because it is more lucrative.  He made carrot juice in his really cool contraption The kids were uncertain.  He received mixed reviews.
Spit-takes actually occur.  When one of the kindergartners tried the carrot juice for the first time they actually spit it out directly onto the face of the kindergartner sitting next to them.
Child attire leaves much to be desired.  The fact that this shirt is available in size 7/8 or even 9/10 is disturbing.  It depicts the side view of a skull and inside the skull is an embryo still attached to the umbilical cord floating around inside the skull.  It is apparently for the band TOOL.  I don't know what they sing and I don't really want to find out.
Questionable decisions.  Is it illegal to tattoo your child?  No but most of us wouldn't do that.  Is it illegal to get your child's ears pieced?  No.  Some of us have done that.  I am not opposed to an earring but allowing your 1st grader to get an ear gauge seems oh so wrong.  Keeping my fingers crossed that it won't really happen.
Bats and vomit.  Some days you have a little bit of both and that's when you thank God for your custodian.
Expecting too much.  Expecting that significantly cutting the hours of the least expensive people will have any positive effect on any budgetary concerns seems a little laughable.

What did you learn this week?

6 random thoughts:

Gina said...

Hilarious. Every one made me chuckle.

Kristie Maynard said...

I just can't imagine what people are thinking if they have their child wear that shirt, or for that matter wear it themselves, but then again I've seen some pretty odd shirts in my time. And as for the idea of ear guages on a kid, totally strange, but I also think a tattoo on a kid is just not right.

Jenners said...

Well, I suppose I'm going to learn what an ear gauge is as I've never heard of one. Off to Google now. And carrot juice? BLECH!!!

septembermom said...

Carrot juice wouldn't win over my kids either. And what's with that shirt? Some parents are too relaxed about what their kids wear.

The Zadge said...

Who in god's name would tattoo their kid? There really should be some test you have to pass before you are allowed to have kids!

TortugaRachel said...

You know, it's funny that you mention the earring thing. My son just recently asked to get his ears pierced and, after discussing it, Hubby and I agreed. He, thankfully, only wanted pierced, not gauges. I asked him, to be sure, and when I mentioned what gauges are he looked like I was asking him to cut off his fingers. Thank God he at least has that much sense!

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