or credit card. This eliminates sending money to school with the kids and
risking them losing it. They even send you an email message when a child’s funds are getting low. I also have access to each of my kid’s accounts and I can see what they are purchasing, including snacks and deserts.
The kids love the school lunch menu and even McKenzie who was once a ‘cold lunch’ only child has now switched to full time hot lunch. My in-laws came to visit last weekend and I was bragging up the program and the kids commented that the food was really good. But William chimed
in with something I wasn’t expecting;
(Will) Breakfast is really good too.
(Mac) Oh yea Mom, I forgot to tell you. Will
sneaks in and eats breakfast every morning too.
(Me) But I feed you a nice big breakfast every
day before school, why would you eat again?!
(Will) I just tell them I’m hungry and they feed
me Mom, they’re really nice.
So I logged into his account and sure enough he was charged for breakfast each day too. We had a nice long talk about eating
breakfast twice and he claims it won’t happen again. (But I’m not holding my breath.)
On Friday they had a special ‘snack day’ at school. For seventy-five cents they could have a snack and/or a drink at the end of the school day but you had to send cash. I wasn’t sure of the prices at the time so I gave each child $3.00 expecting change. Of course there was no change as the school allowed them to purchase multiple items, so that’s what Mac did.
Will on the other hand did something rather silly. He gave his change ($1.50) to his friend Kenny. Not because Kenny was short money but because Kenny wanted multiple snacks and drinks too.
Next time they’ll have exact change!
My car is disgusting. Yesterday I was taking some items out of the backseat and I noticed something gross looking sticking out from under Will's booster seat. It was an unopened bag of apples from a McDonalds Happy Meal. I estimate it had been in the car for over three weeks in temperatures over the ninety- degree mark. I expected them to look black and moldy but they weren’t. They were cooked!
Check this out, it’s a Cicada or a 17-year locust shell. I’ve been finding some pretty interesting things around here.