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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Lessons from the lunchlady: can I smell your pickle


We eased ourselves back into the kitchen this week with a long three days. Kids were a little deflated after all the hubbub of Christmas and seemed to have forgotten even the basics of instruction like how to form a line.

Here's what we learned at the start of 2013.

Be careful where you place your scratch and sniff sticker. My co-worker went to a pickle drop for the new year (another blog post entirely) and she brought us all back scratch and sniff pickle stickers. I proudly placed it close to only to have an entire class of students attempting to sniff it. Um... That too close to my.... um... I took it off and passed it around. Crisis averted.

That haircut makes you look... Taller??
? My co-worker told a third grader that they looked like they grew an inch or two over the holiday. Her response " Well, I did get my haircut." I suppose she has a point. If I make my neck look longer than people might think I'm taller. I'm seriously considering it.

Whole wheat pasta sucks. When I say sucks I basically mean sucks all the Alfredo sauce out of the pan. Next time... More sauce....

Most popular Christmas present... (Drumroll please). The iPad and the iPad mini. Wow. That seems like a pricey present for a 1st grader. Remind me to ask Santa for a MacBook next year.

The strawberry milk is AWOL... again. I returned to work on Monday to take down the holiday decorations and to make sure the milkman delivered some goodness over the break. Again the strawberry milk was replaced with chocolate. Curiouser and curiouser.

What did you learn the first week of the new year?

4 random thoughts:

Jenners said...

The milk mysteries deepen!!!

becca said...

I learned that even after a full two weeks off I still want another one

Megan said...

I'm totally blown away by all the little kids with iPads. Kindle Fires? Maybe. But iPads are wicked expensive. I'll admit to some passing bitterness when I spot a little kid with an iPad when I, at 28, can't even afford to buy one for myself. Madness! ;-)

Kristie Maynard said...

Well now you did learn some great lessons. I learned that it ain't over till the fat lady sings, or that it isn't "your house" until the papers are signed. My nephew and niece were buying a house, which my son was moving into with them (in his own apartment) They have been dealing with this purchase for about 9 months, suddenly it all went south. Now they aren't getting the house and are waiting unitl spring to look for another one. And here I was all set to have my son moving out. Gave him tons of kitchen stuff for Christmas and who knows if he'll even have his own space with a kitchen etc. where ever they decide to buy. I'm not counting any chickens until the singing starts next time. Did I mix too many cliches there? Is that even how you spell cliches?

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