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Friday, September 2, 2011

Lessons from the Lunchlady: do we pee on the floor?

This was the first full week of school and it really felt like it. I am beginning to feel the effects of cholorine withdrawl and I am longing for a pool day.

Here's what I learned.

Do we pee on the floor? No that's just gross. This was the title of the speech given over a megaphone by our principal to the 2nd and 3rd graders. I guess you can't be reminded often enough that peeing on the floor is frowned upon.

Would you like hashbrowns or baby carrots with your pancakes? Really? Is this even a choice? Of course, my son got the carrots and another 2nd grader learned what baby carrots are.

Please don't tramp on the syrup. The bad thing about having pancakes for lunch is all the sticky mess you gotta clean up. Kids love syrup. They will lick it off the table, off each other and even off the bottom of their shoe. That one is still grossing me out.

Yeah! Good job eating your peas. Much to our surprise when given the choice as to whether or not to have peas many kindergartners were up to the challenge. One proclaimed her love of all vegetables and ate all of her peas before taking a bite of her pizza. We cheered for her and not wanting to disappoint, another kindergartner scooped up a spoonful and while putting it in his mouth promptly scooped up the rest into his other hand and dropped them onto the floor. Tray clean with one bite.

You are the best _________ I know! Whether you fill in the blank with lunchlady, principal, teacher or aide, when it's said by a 1st grader who hasn't really much life experience it loses something in translation. However it's still better than being the worst.

In conclusion, we learned not to pee on the floor and to keep our peas off the floor. We learned what baby carrots are and that some kids will lick syrup off of just about anything.

What did you learn this week?

8 random thoughts:

septembermom said...

Good tip about not peeing on the floor. LOL. Love these posts. Hope you have a great year as number one lunch lady to those lucky kids!

David Allen Waters said...

Ok, I may or may not have peed on the floor once or twice in my life...but I'm not telling :)

And seriously, did anyone ask for carrots with the pancakes?

pglm said...

oh to be in the first grade again....

Jenners said...

Oh Lordy. I hope they don't pee on the floor … that is where the shoes that they are licking the syrup from are …and the peas!

Gina said...

Hilarious. Also? How teeny are those kindergarteners? I swear they get littler every year!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope JDaniel doesn't lick syrup off the table. Hooray for pea eaters!

Kristie Maynard said...

You learned a lot for the beginning of school, isn't the first week or so just review? And hear you are learning already.
What did I learn? Hmmmmmm, let's see, I learned why I have always said that I wouldn't ever want to live with Mom again. She and her little dog are staying with us for a while, very long story, and it is really tough to be 55 and suddenly live with Mom again. I was right in saying I never wanted to live with her again. But I do love her dearly and being here is keeping her safe.

DeepBlue said...

Mmm! Looks like a promising school year afoot, isn't it? ;)

I'm 45 and I still lick the maple syrup left on my plate after I ate my pancakes... now, what does that say about me!

Well, at the price maple syrup is today, I'm not ashame at all! lol.
Have a great week

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